Stuart Armstrong was left to reflect on a disappointing day after Southampton fell to a 3-0 defeat against West Ham at London Stadium.
In their final away day of the 2018/19 season, Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side were soundly beaten, with a double from Marko Arnautovic and a Ryan Frederick’s strike proving the difference.
And Armstrong, who was one of four changes made by the boss, admitted they fell short of the standards they have set in recent weeks.
“I think it was a disappointing day for us overall, especially out of possession. We struggled to get close to them, put pressure on them which we’re normally quite good at as a team,” Armstrong began.
“With the ball, we had some good moments and some good spells. On another day, perhaps a chance goes in and it changes the game. I think in the end not taking our chances and not dominating the game cost us.
“That’s the Premier League for you. No matter how the game is going a team can break away and punish you. That’s what happened today.
“Even at 1-0 we had that feeling that we could get back into the game but when it goes to 2-0 and then 3-0 it summed up a disappointing day for us.
“Today was just the complete opposite to what we’ve been performing and that’s very disappointing so let’s hope it’s an off day and we can make amends next week.”