Why it is time for Southampton to get European dream back on track, starting against Hull City

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Southampton’s Graziano Pelle cuts a dejected figure during the loss to Everton last weekend (Picture: Reuters)

A home game against struggling Hull City might be just what the doctor ordered after yet another frustrating Goodison Park experience.

I have taken no pleasure in the fact I predicted the Tigers to be relegated some months ago, and ever since they have set about fulfilling my prophecy and have consistently made their way down the table, now just one place and two points above the drop zone.

Having won only two games in twelve, both of which came at the KC Stadium against fellow strugglers, Steve Bruce’s team should pose no threat to today’s opposition, but if any team knows what the threat of top flight demotion can bring out in a team, it’s the Saints.

We were the kings of it for much of the 1990’s.

Hull have suffered a hangover…

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