Following on from our disappointing loss to Newcastle United in our last game, Southampton were back in action earlier this evening as we made the trip to Vicarage Road to face Watford.
It was going to be another tough evening given their form and lofty place in the Premier League table, but Southampton have shown what they are capable of under manager Ralph Hasenhuttl and the battle to avoid the drop is squarely in our hands.
Watford better dominated the game, but Southampton made more of their chances and that began in the first minute as often maligned Shane Long set Premier League history with the quickest goal since the rebrand 7.69 seconds – although it was credited to minute one.
We continued to do more with less in many ways, but in the 90th minute Watford broke the hearts of the travelling fans as they hit an equaliser, but in reality a point does a job for us, especially after Newcastle.
Not perfect but good enough really.
Speaking to the BBC following the game, our Austrian gaffer said of our efforts.
“We want to be aggressive and Longy listened very well. He was quick, too quick for the centre back and it was a fantastic start. It shows that he can score and it’s important for that we play a style that fits him well, because he’s very quick. You could see we were struggling at the end, the pressure was high. The problem was we didn’t score again in the first half, but we must take this point as it’s a big one for us. With a game against Bournemouth at home we can take the final step. I am always positive because I see how our team plays. We have showed we can take points off every opponent.”