Radhi Jaïdi was left disappointed with Southampton Under-23s’ performance following their 4-0 defeat away to Aston Villa.
A first-half Jordan Cox brace and single contributions from Harvey Knibbs and Callum O’Hare gave Villa all three points, and Jaïdi felt his side did not give a good enough account of themselves.
“We are disappointed after that,” he started.
“All of the boys know what has happened and are really disappointed with the way that we have lost.
“I don’t think we were good enough, especially in the final third. There were patches where we played some football but we didn’t score and it wasn’t enough.”
Cox’s brace put the visitors two ahead at the break, before two goals in eight minutes extended the lead after half time.
And Jaïdi was left particularly disappointed with the time and manner of the goals his side conceded.
“The way that we conceded the goals was disappointing,” he continued.
“They were sloppy goals and we showed a lack of awareness and understanding at times. So we need to work on that and adjust for the next game.
“The timings of the second two goals also made it very difficult for us. It’s the type of game where you try to come back at that point and to concede two then made it much harder.”