Puel insisted that the quick turnaround between the fixtures is a “good thing” so the team can say “concentrated” on playing football.
The opening fixture of the Europa League group stages gives the Saints a break from their disappointing Premier League form, and gather some confidence into next weekend with a win over Zdeněk Ščasný men.
The visitors sit second in their native league and will come to the South Coast of England with huge confidence despite a 2-2 draw with Mlada Boleslav.
If Saints can muster a similar performance to the one they displayed at the Emirates – although in vain- then they can have no worries on getting off to a perfect start in their campaign.
The Frenchman also said it is “interesting” how quick the game has come around and playing every three days is a “good thing” and it helps to stay in the spirit.
Speaking about the visitors, Puel said that they are a “good team” who are “very dangerous on the ball.”
It’s important that Saints take the advantdge and get off to a good start in the competition with two games against Inter Milan, Hapoel Be'er Sheva and the reverse fixture against Sparta Prague to come.