The striker was put in front of the press after the 1-0 victory over the Saints at St Mary’s Stadium that took Forest to 15th in the Premier League.
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Teenage midfielder Lavia became the first player born in 2004 to score in the Premier League with a fine strike at St Mary’s Stadium.
Thomas Tuchel’s side fell to a 3-1 defeat in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final to Real Madrid in midweek, while the Saints most recently drew 1-1 with Leeds United.
The Saints won the FA Cup back in 1976, while Man City have lifted the trophy on six previous occasions, the last of which was in 2019, when they overcame Watford in the final.
While two losses in succession have left the Saints in 10th position in the standings, the Hornets are down in 19th place after also enduring two setbacks in a row.
Everton are currently 16th in the table, boasting 22 points from 22 matches, while an improving Southampton are 10th, having picked up 29 points from their 24 league fixtures this term.
The Saints, meanwhile, who played out a goalless draw at the Etihad Stadium earlier this season, could move into the top 10 if they were to secure all three points on home soil.
The hosts drew 2-2 with Leicester City in midweek, while the Seagulls make the journey across the South Coast after taking a point home from West Ham United.
The Magpies rescued a point in a 1-1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion last time out, while the Bees became the first victims of Norwich City in a 2-1 defeat.
The hosts picked up their first victory of the campaign at the expense of Leeds United last weekend, whereas Burnley only have three draws to show from their opening eight games.
The hosts lost 2-1 to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the final game of the Mike Ashley era, while Spurs claimed a confidence-boosting 2-1 win over Aston Villa.
Leeds United will be looking to make it back-to-back wins in the Premier League when they head to St Mary’s this afternoon to take on Southampton.
The Saints occupy 15th position in the table but held the champions Manchester City to a 0-0 draw last weekend, while Wolves sit one spot and one point below their opponents at St Mary’s.
The Cottagers’ fate was confirmed with defeat at home to Burnley on Monday, while Southampton beat Crystal Palace last time out to climb up to 14th place.
The Clarets, meanwhile, are looking to secure back-to-back away league wins for the first time since July 2020.
The clubs are meeting for the second time in three days after the Saints prevailed in the FA Cup fifth round on Thursday night.
The sides are locked on the same number of points heading into this evening’s clash, though Villa have played a game fewer than Southampton.
The Citizens are eight points adrift of leaders Liverpool with a game in hand, while Southampton are four points better off in third after a superb start to the campaign.
The Blades are without a win in 11 matches this campaign and are bottom of the division, while the Saints returned to winning ways last time out to climb into sixth place.
The Red Devils travel to St Mary’s on a three-game winning streak in all competitions, but they face a tough test against a Southampton side unbeaten in seven.