Date: 6th April 2014 at 9:00pm
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Adam Lallana said immediately after the loss to Manchester City yesterday that nothing else from the game really mattered to him at that stage his only real concern was the injury to Jay Rodriguez.

Speaking to saintsfc following the game, Lallana said that the injury overshadowed absolutely everything else for him in terms of his immediate thoughts.

‘Forget the decision for the offside, forget the result – forget everything. We’re just disappointed for our team mate getting injured. We’re all absolutely devastated for him – he’s an unbelievable lad. He’s proven this season what a player he is and he’s got his rewards internationally. We’ve all let him know how sorry we are for him, but there’s nothing you can really say for him in this situation until he gets his scan and the exact diagnosis is know. It’s absolutely gutting for him, but we’ll just pray that the result of the scan is as good as it can be.’

Giving a bit of a further reaction once presumably he’d spent longer in the dressing room with the team and Jay, the anger over the offside decision came more to the fore with the player and like others who have commented already on the game changing moment, he admits it did kill the game and really did take the wind out of the sails of the team to begin with, because we had been playing really well.

‘It was there for everyone to see, it’s not two or three inches, but four or five. It’s blatant. It’s an absolute shame because we were in control of the game at one all and it was a simple decision but it’s killed us.’

Lallana says in many ways it’s laughable because everybody could see the replay on the big screen, and unfortunately for us, presumably that’s what the players were watching when Manchester City went on to score a third only seconds later, but for Lallana you imagine the overriding thought is that when a decision is that blatantly wrong and the proof is in front of the entire crowd, quite why the referee cannot take the match back to that point is something that should be looked at.

We aren’t talking about proof being known ten minutes after, it can be immediately.

‘When you come to places like this, you need a bit of luck and to take your chances. I thought we were really hard done by.’

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