One of Southampton’s newest recruits, Kamaldeen Sulemana reflected on a disappointing afternoon as Wolves came from behind to claim victory at St Mary’s.
A debut goal from Charly Alcaraz after just 24 minutes gave Saints fans plenty to cheer about in the first hour of football in SO14, but they were ultimately undone by Julen Lopetegui’s Wolves.
“We’re very, very disappointed,” admitted the winger. “This shouldn’t have happened. We were ahead in the first half and that was a big score. Our plan was to keep a clean sheet and it didn’t happen. So, we’re very disappointed in the dressing room.
“There’s only one way forward and that is to keep our head up and go into next week feeling positive and look forward to the next game.
“I think we started very well. We went in with a high press and as you can see, we got a goal. We started well and I think in the first 60 minutes we were on top.
“We created so many chances and we couldn’t take them. We had a lot of shots but only two on target, two out of 17. We had low quality in front of the goal. Maybe the last pass to make the finish easier or the finish so that’s something we have to work on.
“We have to learn to be clinical in front of the goal because Wolves were. I cannot remember other chances, but they got two out of two. I think we need to do better in front of the goal and of course, defend the box well."
Despite the result, it was a positive full debut for the Ghanaian international, who impressed many at St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday.
“It’s a good start, but I could’ve done better with the finishing as well. I put myself in so many situations where I should have at least hit the target, maybe a rebound or something.
“There’s room for improvement. I think I did decent but that’s not my best game. I hope to bring more to the team and cause more problems for the opponents.
“Hopefully in the games we have ahead I can be able to help the team with creating chances, assisting on goals. That’s what I’m here for and that’s what I’m expected to do.
“Once you have people behind you, it’s easier. The staff in the club and the team is helping me and to have the fans behind me it’ll be good because I think I have a lot to give to the team when I’m on the pitch and I have all of the support I need."