Ralph Hasenhuttl knows he and his Southampton players will hear every bit of abuse aimed at them inside the Amex with just 2,000 Brighton fans at the south-coast derby.
But the Saints boss is confident it will never be as bad as some of the situations he encountered in the Bundesliga, when bad blood rained down on his team and their fans from all over the country.
“I’ve definitely had some interesting games,” he said. “You will remember I was the manager of RB Leipzig and it was at the time I became manager there that maybe they were the most hated club in Germany.
“It didn’t matter where we went, we were always confronted with a lot of negative messages from outside, with banners on the stands and everything.
“We had a very bad experience in Dortmund, where fans were treated from the other side with unbelievable banners.
“So I don’t want to speak about this normally because it’s the past and I want to look to the future, and we must pay attention that this is not part of our football and what we want to see.
“That’s clear for me and it’s good that in England, especially, they were very radical with negative things in and around the stadium, and the progress they made here was perfect.
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“In the end, the atmosphere must be good, yes, but always respectful and this is what I want to see.”
Respect is something that exists greatly between Hasenhuttl and Brighton’s Pascal Gross.
The midfielder played under the Austrian for three seasons with German side FC Ingolstadt 04 and the pair spoke regularly when Hasenhuttl was on his way to the Premier League.
Hasenhuttl added: “We don’t have much contact but I definitely follow what he does and I am happy he is playing again in a new position, sometimes in the six now.
“He was a most important player for me when I was in Ingolstadt.
“He was part of the successful story we had there and, really, I was happy at seeing his progress and his development, and the way he went here, where he was a fantastic player, a successful one and a very long part of the Premier League.
“When he was in the second league with me nobody would think he could do this, but he is a role model of what you can achieve if you really want to.
“He is mentally a really strong player, I liked to work with him.
“We had a very successful time together, and sometimes I think back and enjoy what we did there.”