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Southampton boss Puel thrilled to land vital point against quality Hapoel Be’er Sheva

Claude Puel was delighted with Southampton's display against an underrated Hapoel Be'er Sheva in the Europa League.

The Saints will leave Israel with a vital away point after a hard-fought 0-0 draw at the Turner Stadium which has them sitting nicely on top of Group K on four pints form two matches, ahead of Hapoel on goal difference.

"I think it is a good point because we played a good team who have good physical and technical players," Puel said after the match.

"It was important to come back with a point when we cannot get three for the future.

"We could not find a goal or many good chances but we kept a point against a very good team. It is not a surprise that they beat Inter Milan (in the opening game).

"We can see the solidarity between the players to get the result as it was a very difficult game, with a long journey and we now try to recover for Leicester in two days."

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