Maybe the team deserve a bit of a bollocking after that appalling start but Gus Poyet continues the theme of praising his players, this time for a comeback after a highly capable Saints team came flying out of the box and looked winners after taking a two goal lead
I think that [the attitude of the players] is the most important thing and we need to be positive.
I know that the fans are probably thinking what was going on in the first half hour.
[It was] football, a team that has been struggling for a long, long time, they won three games in a row and now everybody expects them to go and win every single game.
I understand that, the positional play – the plan didn’t work, which I am responsible for, but then we were able to sort it out somehow, especially with the goal from Fabio [Borini], the half-time break and the substitutions.
We managed to get back in the game and got a point.
I know we want to win at home and we want to beat everybody and put seven wins together and just get away from the bottom, but it’s not that easy because the opposition plays in their own style and Southampton are a very difficult team to play against.
We couldn’t cope with them during the opening half hour, but then we gave a good 60 minutes; going forward, pressing, trying to score, the disallowed goal, then we score again and then we kept going.
We were willing for the win so let’s give credit to the players.
It’s always great to see the strikers and offensive players scoring. Fabio did it at the right time because it was looking really bad and Johnno is having an unbelievable run of goals so let’s hope we can keep them both fit to play the next few games.
If you’d have told me that we would go on a run and only lose one game in 10 when I got the job, considering the position that we were in and how difficult it was for us to get a point, I would probably have taken it, so it’s progress and let’s hope we can maintain this.
All the best,
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