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Claus Lundekvam confident Southampton will stay up

Former Southampton defender Claus Lundekvam is confident they'll stay up.

Lundekvam, a pundit for Norwegian channel TV2, was at the Etihad Stadium to see Saints' 3-1 defeat to Manchester City and the 2-1 defeat to Everton was the first game he has seen at St Mary's for two years.

He told the Daily Echo: “I think we have more than enough quality in the squad to pick up enough points to stay in the Premier League, without a doubt.

“But it comes down to the hunger and the heart of the players. Only they can determine whether we stay up or not. It's about bow much they want it.

“We need more of the determination we showed at Man City where we played a heroic game and led for 80 minutes. That sort of team effort and togetherness and hunger and passion is what's needed.

“We showed we can defend properly against Manchester City if we are on it. We were defensively minded against a world-class side but there were other positives in the way we kept the ball. We also have goals in us. Danny's working his socks off up front and we have other players who can score."

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