Jaïdi: It's a learning curve

By SFC Media Fri 25 Oct Leicester v Saints
Photo by Tom Mulholland | Radhi Jaïdi

Radhi Jaïdi dissected a tough Friday evening in difficult conditions against Leicester City in Premier League 2, following a 3-0 defeat.

The hosts' first came inside 30 minutes, with Callum Wright's cross meeting Khyanya Leshabela at the back post, who fired his effort into the top corner. 

The Foxes' second followed just after the break; Wright turning goalscorer following a commanding run by captain George Thomas. 

The third was scored by Josh Eppiah, marking his return to action with a thumping effort into the roof of the net. 

"The conditions were really bad," began Jaïdi. "Particularly in the first half the wind was really bad.

"Leicester were really direct, [putting] the ball in the box most of the time which is something we were prepared for. Apart from the goals our boys stood up to the challenge in most of the situations.

"What we told them in the second half was to use the wind to put the opposition on the back foot and then, when we have the second ball, can we play some football. The frustration there is we didn't do it.

"Whether we didn't manage to win the second balls or whether it was bad decisions. When we play against an older team with 16 or 17 year olds it's difficult to make the right decisions all of the time. It's a learning curve for the young kids. 

"We're pretty disappointed with that third goal. It was something I mentioned in the changing room that is not acceptable, so it's frustrating from us."

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