Southampton 0-2 Watford

A disappointing afternoon for Saints saw Watford run out 2-0 winners at St. Mary's.

Abdoulaye Doucouré put the visitors ahead with a low drive seven minutes before the break. Substitute Daryl Janmaat then doubled the lead to confirm victory in the second half.



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Mauricio Pellegrino: 

“I think they were better than us in the first half to the second balls.

“In every single challenge they were there a little bit before us, and from this point they created trouble for us.

“But not too much because we conceded two soft goals from long range. That is something we need to learn and improve from today.

“We improved in the second half and looked to create better opportunities, but not enough to find a way back into the match.

“We know that the players will be away and have to travel and this is the reason why I changed three players from the last game.

“I felt a little bit of low energy in some players but it is not an excuse. We have to take responsibility and improve for the next game.”

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Wesley Hoedt:

“Unfortunately it was a bad start for all of us.

“I think we lost too many second balls. At that point they won the game and I think that is where it went wrong for us.

“We didn’t concede that much, only two shots on goal, but we need to do much better and improve. That’s the only thing we can do now. Stick together and improve.

“I think everybody needs to look in the mirror today.

“Everybody needs to see what they did wrong and see where they can improve, that’s the most important thing.

“Then on Monday as a group we need to speak about it and keep moving forward and improving together.”

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