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Hasenhuttl is a very intense manager, says Targett

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Southampton left-back Matt Targett has described new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl as “very intense” and revealed how he has shaken things up ay the club.

After replacing former Saints manager Mark Hughes last week, Ralph Hasenhuttl promised “mind-blowing” training sessions at the club, and defender Matt Targett says he has lived up to that promise.

“He (Hasenhuttl) is very intense and demands a lot from you,” Targett told Sky Sports.

“You can see straight away that he is going to ask a lot from each position.

“When I say intense I mean lots of sprints – much more than we have been doing. Lots of pressing and getting in faces.

“He likes to get involved and will tell you if you are doing it wrong. If you are, then you are out. Simple as that.

“He has given chances to different people who were not getting a look in with Mark Hughes. So it is a clean slate for everyone and if you impress him then you will start.”