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Southampton boss Hasenhuttl not seeking the spectacular from Redmond at Wembley

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is happy for Nathan Redmond to stick to the basics tonight against FA Cup semifinal opponents Leicester City.

Redmond has been in and out of favour under the Austrian manager this season, and his highlight was a two-goal show to kill off Bournemouth in the sixth round last month.

His second goal followed a solo run from the halfway line, compared by Glenn Hoddle to Michael Owen's famous goal against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup.

Asked if Wembley is the sort of stage for Redmond to showcase his skills again, Hasenhuttl said: "I was never asking him to show the extraordinary. I was asking him to do the basics. These basics are working hard for the team, chasing every ball.

"If you do that, that's when you automatically come back to the qualities he has, which are enough to be a very good Premier League player. But if you don't work enough for the team, then it's impossible for anybody to play at the highest level.

"Opponents are too strong. If you stop trying to go against them, stop trying to beat them one against one, then you lose before you try.

"He has turned this round in the last few games and this weekend, when he gets the chance to play, hopefully he will do it again"


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