Southampton 0-0 Swansea

Southampton were held to a goalless draw as they began the new Premier League season at home to Swansea.

Saints had plenty of opportunities throughout in Mauricio Pellegrino's first game in charge but couldn't find a way to break the Swans down.

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Mauricio Pelligrino - "I'm a little bit disappointed, because we did everything to win the game. We couldn't, because football is like this – sometimes with a couple of chances you can score, but today we couldn't.

"As a manager, you can work on the way to create chances, on the way to control the game, but to have the courage to score goals is something that is difficult. I think we had 29 shots and just two on target.

"It's something that we have to continue working on, and keep going, but in parallel I am really happy with the performance. As a first game I think the level of the team was really high.

"Two or three players have been with us for only two or three weeks maximum and it's not enough in this level, but they showed compromise, they showed commitment and especially they were really focused, controlling the opponent, because they were waiting to do some counter attacks and play long balls and, generally, I think we did a nice game. The only thing we are a little bit disappointed about is that we couldn't score."




Dusan Tadic - "We expect to win this game and when you watch everything I think we deserved to score goals but we missed a lot of chances.

“If you score an open goal, it would have been easier and it is a totally different game.

“But we need to keep going and the next game is against West Ham, where we will try to win.

“There is a lot of positive things, we just missed scoring a goal from our chances.”

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