Hughes speaks after first defeat in four games

first_imgThe Southampton three-game unbeaten run came to an end after losing 3-0 against Liverpool, but manager Mark Hughes is still positiveSouthampton F.C. fantastic run has come to an end.The Saint tied their first match 0-0 against Burnley, then lost 2-1 against Everton and Leicester City.But from there, Southampton picked up a 1-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion at the Football League Cup, then beat Crystal Palace 2-0 and tied against Brighton again 2-2.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.And then came Liverpool, and with the quality of this world-class win, the Saints lost 3-0 at Anfield Stadium.But for manager Mark Hughes, there are many positives that come out of this defeat.“I thought we had good moments, plenty of good play in wide areas, where we created space and opportunities to get good balls into the box, but you’ve still got to keep the back door shut and we weren’t able to do that today,” he told the club’s official website.“This is the first defeat in four games, so we’ve been doing ok. Obviously, coming to places like this, you’ve got to give yourself a chance to stay in the game and create opportunities when you’re on an even keel with the opposition, but we weren’t able to do that.”last_img

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