Walker-Peters left ‘devastated’ by West Ham defeat

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Kyle Walker-Peters was left ‘devastated’ by Southampton’s narrow 1-0 defeat to West Ham in a vital clash at the bottom of the Premier League.

Nayef Aguerd’s header from a first half free-kick proved to be the difference in London, with Paul Onuachu coming closest to equalising for the visitors when his header came off the crossbar late on.

Reflecting on a disappointing defeat, Walker-Peters offered an honest assessment.

“It's a game that you look at and think it’s probably one of the most important games, so you know, really devastated [by the result].

“I thought we played well and controlled the game but it’s just that final end product that we need to improve on." On the goal, Walker-Peters continued: "It was a good delivery, good header, and we have to just defend it better, to be bluntly honest. Disappointed to concede from a set-piece when they had nothing.

“Every game in the Premier League is [about fine margins], every game is so tough and like you said, the fine margins are the margins that count and unfortunately they didn’t go in our favour today. We’ve got to take our chances when we get them and turn things around.”