Hughes left frustrated after Wolves defeat

By SFC Media time Sat 29 Sep Wolves v Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Mark Hughes

Southampton manager Mark Hughes was left feeling a sense of frustration after seeing his side fall to a 2-0 defeat at Wolves.

Late goals from Ivan Cavaleiro and Jonny undermined what had otherwise been a competitive display from the visitors at Molineux, and the Saints boss was left ruing a result that got away.

"I think frustration is the key element of the dressing room,” he said.

“We were quite comfortable at half-time. We had the majority of the play, good possession, we kept the ball away from them well.

“As an away team, as an away performance, I thought it was a good performance. But, when you're in games like that, you've got to get the key moments and details of the game right, and you've got to make sure you take something out of a game you've played a big part in and for long periods dominated.

“On too many occasions we've done ok in away games, but not got what we've deserved, and that was an example today.

we've had more possession, more shots on goal, so it's not as if we've sat back and waited for our fate to be decided.

mark hughes
southampton manager

“They've had two goals at the end of the game. Certainly, the first one is disappointing, because we've got into a situation where we've closed down the space, but the guy on the ball has been able to get round an individual challenge from ourselves and that's led to the goal.

“It’s a very similar situation with the second one, so we clearly haven't learned our lesson from that, and that's frustrating, because we've had opportunities at the other end.

“I think we've had more possession, more shots on goal, so it's not as if we've sat back and waited for our fate to be decided.

“We've come here with good intention and a positive attitude, and I feel if we'd have scored first we would have won the game. But goals change games. They got the second while we were trying to get back on level terms, and that can happen, but disappointed in the manner we conceded.”

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