Yoshida: We have to move on

By SFC Media Mon 27 Feb Man Utd vs Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Maya Yoshida

Southampton cannot dwell on their EFL Cup final defeat to Manchester United for too long, says Maya Yoshida.

Despite falling to a late 3-2 defeat at Wembley, the 28-year-old believes Saints can take heart from their performance and endeavour.

“We are very disappointed,” he started.

“But I am very proud of our team and our staff. Of course we wanted to be champions, but we just need to keep our heads up and move on now.

“We showed a great spirit to come back and were really close to going ahead, but massive respect to Manchester United.”

Saints are straight back into Premier League action next weekend, when they travel back to London to take on Watford.

And Yoshida believes that if they can replicate their cup final performance, they will have a good chance of coming away from Vicarage Road with three points.

“We have to move on,” he continued.

“We still have the Premier League to focus on, starting next weekend. I think if we can play like today we will be okay.

“It was a good experience for us today and now we have to try and use it to help us improve in the league.”

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