Ings hails Saints' character

By SFC Media Sat 19 Oct Wolves v Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Danny Ings

Stiker Danny Ings has praised Southampton’s character after they ended a run of three straight Premier League defeats with a 1-1 draw against Wolves at Molineux.

Ings, who opened the scoring on 53 minutes, now has three goals in his last three league outings, taking his overall tally to six for the season.

Despite Raúl Jiménez levelling from the penalty spot just past the hour-mark, Saints held on to pick up an important point on the road to leave Ings in buoyant mood.

“I felt we could’ve won it,” he said. “But the way that we hung in there at the end showed real character from us after three defeats.

It was important we came here and turned up and I felt we did that today.

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“Obviously they scored from the spot which was unlucky for us, but to hang in there at the end was great.”

Returning to Premier League action following the international break, Saints ended the hosts’ run of three consecutive wins in all competitions.

For Ings, his strike marked the the first time since January 2015 that he’s found the back of the net in three straight top flight matches.

Labelled as a positive figure in the squad by manager Ralph Hasenhüttl in the week, Ings was quick to highlight the importance of a positive mentality.

“I think for any player it’s important to have a positive mentality around the group, whether you’re starting or not starting.

“I really feel that’s important for a dressing room and I feel we have a great dressing room. We have players who are hungry and want to learn and it’s great to be a part of.

“I feel it was a great point for us today with the circumstances of the game, and now we have a great week coming where we can train, put our work in and hopefully put on another performance.”

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