Vestergaard: We can build from here

By SFC Media time Sat 26 Sep Burnley v Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Jannik Vestergaard

Southampton defender Jannik Vestergaard is looking to build on Saturday night’s 1-0 win at Burnley, the club’s first victory of the new Premier League season.

Danny Ings's third goal in as many games after just five minutes proved to be enough at Turf Moor, as Saints kickstarted their 2020/21 campaign.

Vestergaard, who was handed a first start of the season in Lancashire, is now looking for continued improvement:

“I’m happy with the win,” he said. “It was a hard fought one and I think we did well as a unit defending the threats that Burnley produce.

“I think we have room for improvement and could control the game better. We could have killed the game during the second half when the spaces opened up for counter attacks.

"All-in-all, I’m happy with the win which is an important one starting a new season and now we can build from here.

i think we have room for improvement and could control the game better.

Jannik vestergaard

“It’s important that everyone joins in and when you see Ingsy – who has played his heart out for all 90 minutes - blocking crosses towards the end, that’s what you need.

“When that happens your job is that much easier to defend the box when crosses are played under pressure.

“When people are feeling the breath down their necks all the time, it’s even more difficult to put in a perfect ball and this helped us massively. It was a team performance.

“I’m happy with my performances of late, especially post lockdown. I think I’m in a good place.

“I enjoy playing for this team and hopefully there will be many more [appearances] in the future.”


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