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OPPOSITION VIEW: SOUTHAMPTON

30 October 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Mauricio Pellegrino giving instructions from the touchline at the Amex.

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino was disappointed that his team were unable to build on their early lead at the Amex on Sunday, as Brighton & Hove Albion came from behind to earn a point.

The Saints boss also highlighted the rich vein of confidence running through Albion’s team at the moment, as Chris Hughton’s side moved to three games unbeaten in the Premier League.

He said, “We have to learn to build the game when we have that opportunity, because in the Premier League, all of the teams have got the quality to create problems.

“It’s not a good moment to play against Brighton away, because they are really high - mentally and physically.

“At the beginning we were okay and in control, doing well positionally and playing with tempo.

“But we have to be more clinical and convert good starts into goals.”

Pellegrino admitted that neither side showed the quality required to secure all three points at the Amex, and urged his team to be more aggressive after taking the lead in games.

“It was a really tight game with not too many chances for either team.

“We have one point and the good thing is that we competed well, but at the same time we have to learn to play with more determination to score the second one earlier in this type of situation.”


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