Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray felt the side earned their rewards for an improved second-half display, after his stoppage-time penalty ensured the spoils were shared in a 2-2 draw with Southampton.
Murray stepped up to level the scores in the 90th minute to claim Albion a point, and the Seagulls frontman commented on the determination shown by the squad to secure a draw.
He said, “In the first half we got away with it, as we were very poor and under par. In the second half it was a different game, we put them under a bit of pressure and thankfully we got our reward right at the end.
“We’ll work on what happened in the first half and ensure we put it right for Saturday afternoon.
“We were disappointed with the way we played from one to 11, and the gaffer let us know too.”
The result meant Albion recovered from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 for a second game in succession, and Murray explained how the previous comeback against Fulham gave the squad confidence.
“We saw the difference in the second half. We were down against Fulham and came back from that, so that gave us a bit of heart.
“We always felt that if we could get one then the crowd may start to question the result a bit and 2-1 is always a cautious score.
“We got our chance in the last minute and managed to score it.”
Murray has now scored 98 goals and went to within two of bettering Kit Napier’s post-war record, and the striker explained how he’s enjoying his football now more than ever.
“I am two short, so that will be nice for me when it happens, but that doesn’t matter at the moment and we’ve got to march on and get as many points as possible.
“At this age you appreciate it a bit more. You stand and look at a full stadium and enjoy playing in front of a full atmosphere. I bottle it all up because I know it won’t last forever.”