Nathaniel Clyne sees no reason why Saints won’t be able to get a result over Manchester United today.
Right back Clyne believes the performances that Nigel Adkins’ men have put in so far this season give cause for optimism heading into another high profile encounter at St Mary’s this weekend.
“It’s another big game,” Clyne acknowledged to Saints Player.
“But I enjoy these games to be honest, I get up for these games because I want to show people what I can do against World Class players, players who have played in the World Cup, and that you see on the TV etc each day. I think maybe we can do something against them.”
Saints have already showed that they can compete with the top teams in this division, which Clyne says he’s more determined than ever to prove.
“My task since arriving was just to try and impress everyone really not just with my defending but my attacking as well.
“I didn’t want anyone to get past me at Man City which was a good game and a tough challenge for us, playing live on Sky and all my friends came down to watch it as well.
“It was a good effort up there and unfortunately we didn’t get any points from that game, but we gave it a good go and showed the Premier League that we are here to have a go.
“I’m enjoying my time here,” he added. “I’ve been introduced to by the lads who have welcomed me in well, but I’m settling down well and enjoying my time here.
“It’s been challenging a big task for me so it’s down to me to step up and show everyone that I’m capable of playing in the Premier League. It’s good, I feel much better here, and I’m enjoying my time at the club.”
The former Crystal Palace full-back, who was in the Eagles side that beat Sir Alex Ferguson’s men at Old Trafford last season in the Quarter Finals of the League Cup, hopes his experience from that game will be valuable going into this afternoon’s contest.
“It’s a bright spark when you hear that you’re going to be playing Manchester United,” he states. “They’re a top team and they’ll be fighting to win the league.
“They’ll be favourites to beat us and we’ll be going in as underdogs, but we’re at home so we’ve got to step up and try to take the game to them as well, not to sit back so we can try to get some points on the board.
“United are a top class team but we can catch them by surprise, we’ve got good players; we’ve got goal-scorers, and a good defence so I don’t see why we can’t.”