May 11, 2013
Hodgson predicts tough Saints challenge
Saracens fly-half Charlie Hodgson believes Saracens are well equipped to take on a “tough” Northampton side this Sunday in the weekend’s second Premiership semi-final.
“I’ve got the upmost confidence in the guys here,” explained Hodgson, who is the Premiership’s all-time leading points scorer.
“We’ve got a great squad and for us to finish top of the table after such a long season is a fantastic effort and we want to take that further; but we know that Saints will be a huge test for us.”
Hodgson has experience of winning a Premiership with his former club Sale, and the playmaker is looking forward to “tough game” in what is the business end of the season;
“I guess this game couldn’t much bigger.
“Anyone in these four games and anyone in these semi-finals deserves to be there. It’s been such a long season so to finish in the top four and be in the play-offs is no easy thing to do.
“Regardless of whom we are playing, whether that be Northampton, Leicester or Quins in the semis we knew we are in for a tough game.
“We know Northampton are strong team and we’re certainly looking forward to what will be a big challenge.”