Hasenhuttl on signings, Bazunu and Spurs memories

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Ralph Hasenhuttl has been speaking to the media before Southampton’s game with Spurs on Saturday.

Here are the key lines from his news conference:

  • Theo Walcott, Nathan Tella and Romain Perraud are not fit so will not be involved.

  • He is pleased that Premier League football is back: “We know how exciting it is when it starts again. We are part of it and for sure we are excited.”

  • On six new signings, none of whom have played in the Premier League before, he said: “We know the kind of players we get – they have a lot of fantasy. Some can help us immediately, some take a little longer.”

  • He has not yet decided if new 20-year-old keeper Gavin Bazunu will be his first choice: “He’s a good one but I’ve not made the decision yet. You will see on Saturday.”

  • He hailed last season’s 3-2 win over Spurs as “one of our best,” adding: “It was great for sure. You have to show again you can compete. We will have to be perfect to get something.”

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