Pellegrino reflects on Leicester defeat

By SFC Media time Wed 13 Dec Saints v Leicester
Photo by Matt Watson | Mauricio Pellegrino

Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino has expressed his disappointment after succumbing to Leicester City in Wednesday evening's Premier League setback.

The visitor's commanding first half showing saw them emerge with a three goal advantage at the break, before Shinji Okazaki abruptly halted any hopes of a Saints revival after Maya Yoshida had momentarily reduced arrears.

The manager was quick to highlight that tonight's performance was way off the standard produced against Arsenal, and Saints will need to return fighting when they travel to Stamford Bridge this coming weekend.

"It was a really bad game from the beginning until the end," the manager conceded. "When you have a game like this, you can't talk too much about the tactical, we were wrong in a lot of different aspects.

"Obviously, we played well the other day [against Arsenal] and the team has been improving, but tonight is really disappointing. Tomorrow we have to wake up and react, in preparation for the weekend.

"We have to try and show our character, which will be difficult against Chelsea. For all of us, we've got the same feelings of frustration as the supporters.

"We prepared the game to try to be proud for ourselves, but also to try and show our fans that we want to do the right things.

"We want to play good football and to win games, we were close against Arsenal, but today we were really bad from beginning to end."


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