Southampton defender Cédric spoke of his upset after Saturday’s defeat at Liverpool and what steps the team must now take to recover their form.
Saints were beaten 3-0 at Anfield, with the result seeing them slip to 14th in the Premier League.
Cédric spoke to reporters after the match and explained what sort of a response is required.
“We need to be upset. If you are not upset then something is wrong,” he told the Daily Echo after the loss at Liverpool. “We need to think about our mistakes and what we need to improve.
“It’s normal to be upset and upset doesn’t mean you go out there and let your head go down. It means we go out there and you want to show even more and you want to climb out of the hole and come back to winning ways.
“Every team has difficult moments during a season and it’s in these moments you need to come together and fight for it.”
cédricEither you put your head down, or you get together and fight.
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Cédric wants that fight to be seen when Southampton host Everton, at St Mary’s, on Sunday.
“You cannot blame one or two people, you need to blame all the team and we need to assume our responsibility and go out there and fight as one as a team,” he said. “That’s what we’re going to try and do immediately in the next game.
“You cannot start to doubt everything you do just because you had a bad result.
“Either you can put your head down and just go on the pitch and play, or you get together and you fight.
“We need to definitely go out there and fight with all our weapons. It’s a question of attitude, we need to demand the best from our players and not 60 or 70 per cent because in the Premier League it’s not enough.”