"If they want my medal, I will give them my medal".
The other thing that clubs supposedly needed to stick around in the top flight was experienced Premier League players, yet Newcastle, with Jonjo Shelvey key to their survival this year, are the only one of the top-flight trio to whom this applies.
Saints all but staved off Premier League relegation with Tuesday's 1-0 win over rivals-for-the-drop Swansea, but Hughes continues to hunt for another positive result. "In training Pep always seeks to make clear the solutions for each move, regardless of position, they are standard moves, which helps you a lot when improvising".
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The Saints will be without defender Jan Bednarek, who picked up a head injury in the club's midweek win over Swansea.
The midfielder's contract is due to expire but under Roy Hodgson he has enjoyed his finest season since he arrived as their £10million club-record signing in 2015.
The three relegated clubs will receive in excess of £100m, with the £2m-a-place cash pot attracting the attention of the men controlling the purse strings at all Premier League clubs this weekend. The added desire from the hosts, coupled with Stoke's atrocious away record, means the Swans are favourites to win despite their own inability to score goals of late.
The 54-year-old is firmly in the frame to assume a permanent Saints role however, and insisted he has felt no pressure to restore his managerial reputation by ensuring Southampton's survival. The Red Devils have had more games shown on TV this term - 28 times, which is same as Arsenal - compared to City's 25, by broadcasters Sky Sports and BT Sport. De Bruyne, so far, has produced astonishing returns of 12 goals and 19 assists in 49 games across all competitions and has been by far the best midfielder in the Premier League and arguably in Europe as well.
Southampton stays up with a win or draw, while they can also lose and likely still survive.