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Midweek Sport - - ALL TONIGHT'S CAPITAL ONE CUP FOURTH -ROUND ACTION -

also has the re­spect of ev­ery­one and is not scared to take you aside and have a chat if you are do­ing some­thing wrong.”

Stoke boss Mark Hughes ad­mits Southamp­ton’s Du­san Tadic was a sum­mer tar­get – only for him to be priced out of a move.

The Saints, with money to burn after a raft of high-pro­file de­par­tures, landed Tadic for £11mil­lion.

And the at­tack­ing mid­fielder has looked a snip after star­ring for Koe­man’s high fly­ers.

Saints edged out Stoke 1-0 in their Premier League clash on Satur­day – but Hughes’ men get a swift chance for re­venge in the Cap­i­tal One Cup.

And the Welsh­man con­cedes Tadic (right) is one that got away.

“I was aware of him dur­ing the sum­mer,” said Sparky.

“You talk about lots of play­ers. He was on most peo­ples’ list, he was above what we could af­ford, so it wasn’t one we pur­sued.

“He is a very good player and can cre­ate goals.

“But you never know un­til you bring them to the Premier League whether they’ll have the im­pact you hope.

“He cost over £10m and peo­ple felt he was worth that.”

NO FEAR: Sami Hyypia LEARN­ING

CURVE: Po­chet­tino

is still get­ting his mes­sage

across to Erik­sen and

his Spurs team-mates

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