Puel said yesterday in his press conference that 10 points will be enough to progress and I agree totally with that, which means that you need 6 points from the next three games and we need 7.
Southampton, sat ninth in the Premier League, are now on a poor run of form and have only won two of their last seven matches in all competitions, with the most recent defeat coming on Sunday in a 2-0 loss to Chelsea. It's proof that this club has absolutely no idea what it's doing and didn't appreciate the lunacy of appointing an overseas manager with no Serie A experience less than a fortnight before the season began, while they are also indulging the players who had seemingly given up on De Boer a month or so ago.
Shrugging off the twin setbacks of going behind and missing a penalty in the first half, Southampton laid siege the Inter defence in the second, scoring through two defenders, one on each side: Virgil van Dijk and Yuto Nagatomo.
"But we are sure that they are great players, they won the first game while struggling and that is the quality of the players they have".
Claude Puel was asked whether a £200m Saints takeover bid was on the table from Chinese group Lander Sports Development.
Southampton will look to get back to winning ways in the Europa League when they host Inter Milan at St Mary's tonight. Tomorrow's clash will be heavily influenced by what happened at the start of the week and for me there are two completely opposite possible outcomes.
Youth coach Stefano Vecchi has been appointed interim boss and will lead the squad into Thursday's Europa League trip to Southampton. After we will have time to discuss and speak with this for the future.
"We will see this with the chairman and he is a good man to answer this subject".
"We have the chance really to show we can fight tooth and nail to win this match".
"It is always a shame when a coach does not keep his place, but for us it is important to maintain good concentration on our game", the Frenchman said.