Højbjerg: It was too easy

By SFC Media Sun 06 Oct Saints v Chelsea
Photo by Izzy Field | Pierre-Emile Højbjerg

Southampton captain Pierre-Emile Højbjerg was left frustrated by his side’s performance following a 4-1 defeat to Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.

Saints, still without victory at St Mary’s this season, were too open, Højbjerg suggested, and allowed visiting side Chelsea too many free entries on goal.

The Dane went on to explain that the dressing room is intent on changing Saints’ winless run at home, and is confident that a two-week international break can be put to good use.

“I think we conceded too easily,” Højbjerg began. “It isn't just the back four or back five. It is all 11 players who need to be committed.

“Maybe some chances at the other end we could have converted. We could have been a bit more dangerous and a bit more direct.

“We made the game too open and with Chelsea's individual quality they punish our mistakes. It was too easy. You don't get points against Chelsea like that.

“There is the mental part as well, it isn't easy. But I promise you we are very hungry and very ambitious to show that this isn't what we want.

"It isn't what we're hoping for. It's only up to us, to the players in the dressing room to change that.

"We need to give the fans and everyone around the club what they deserve. We want to work on the next game already and look forward.

"At the moment looking back is not the easiest part. It isn't acceptable so we need to put our heads together and show our personalities. Dig deep, it's pretty simple."

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