Saints bracing for stern test against Man City, says Hasenhuettl

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Saints tackle Mourinho’s Spurs Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Manchester City are a model for clubs looking to play an exciting brand of football and Southampton will have their work cut out trying to contain Pep Guardiola’s side in Sunday’s Premier League clash, manager Ralph Hasenhuettl said on Friday.City’s reign as Premier League champions ended last week, but they responded with a 4-0 thrashing of newly crowned winners Liverpool on Thursday. Southampton, who are 14th in the standings, have lost their last seven games to City in all competitions and Hasenhuettl acknowledged the magnitude of the task facing his side.Hasenhuettl, 52, told reporters: “They play the most exciting football.“It is unbelievable.“Every manager who wants to develop his team should be looking at the way they keep possession.“They’re among the best in the world. “If you want to win against such an opponent you must run more, fight more, work more with and against the ball.“You must be smarter than them as in the end they have better players on the pitch.”Hasenhuettl confirmed defender Jannik Vestergaard and midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg are set to miss the game.He added: “We have a few problems, still with Pierre and also Sofiane Boufal is not available for the weekend.“We have Vestergaard with a few problems with muscle injuries. “Yan Valery also has problems.”Southampton will welcome back Moussa Djenepo after the winger completed a three-match suspension for his red card against Newcastle United in March.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Manchester CityPremier LeagueRalph HassenhuttlSouthamptonlast_img read more

Webjet takes Lots of Hotels to Dubai

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J The online company has announced the formation of a new business to be based in Dubai and serve as an international hotel aggregation platform in Dubai, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.Unveiled today, Lots of Hotels will be headed by 30-year Middle Eastern travel veteran, Ossama Wagdi, and will operate under the existing Webjet aggregation model.Expected to produce a total transaction value of $20 million within its first full year of  business, Webjet managing director John Guscic stressed the new platform was not “an experiment” but a tried and tested business.“We have recruited tried and tested staff with a wealth of experience and intimate knowledge of the region,” Mr Guscic said.“This positions us well to capitalise on the growth in tourism intra-region as well as inbound and outbound.”As part of operations, a contracting team and service centre will also be established in Dubai which will also feed back to consumer hotel offerings through Australia, New Zealand, Asia and North America.last_img read more