Date: 6th April 2015 at 6:03pm
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Toby Alderweireld, Jose Fonte and James Ward-Prowse have all given their responses to our one nil defeat to Everton.

Hear Koeman and Alderweireld Talk Everton Defeat

Start with Alderweireld, he told saintsfc firstly that it just wasn’t our day unfortunately when we faced them on Saturday, given the goal we conceded and then the chances we wasted.

‘I think we deserved more than this, at least a point. We tried, I think defensively we were alright, only in front we couldn`t make the difference there. I have to say Everton defended very well. We knew the result of Liverpool and I think we started very well in the first ten minutes and then they got a lucky goal. We tried all game, I think Kelvin Davis didn`t have a save to make. The reaction was good, only in front we couldn`t make the difference. I think we have to give ourselves the goal we deserved in that moment, the ball just didn`t go in. Then they got a lucky goal. We tried and tried and unfortunately it didn`t happen.’

Skipper Jose Fonte agreed in many senses that it just was one of those days again for us, because he also believed that we should’ve got something out of the game.

‘Most definitely. It was just one of them games. We felt comfortable, we were the better team, controlling the game and we started very well. We couldn`t take advantage and then they scored a lucky goal from a corner. That happens. After that, again, we tried to react and we had a couple of chances but, like I said, it was a frustrating game for us because we were so much better, I felt, especially in the first half, but we couldn`t score. I think everyone could see who was the bigger team. Unfortunately today we couldn`t maximise it and score and create chances. Although we had control, they defended well in the second half. All in all I thought it was an unlucky day for us.’

And that brings us nicely to Ward-Prowse who knew on another day his free kick would’ve brought us a point and his first Premier League goal.

‘The free-kick was inches. They`re the sort of things you practice on the training ground and I`ll be out making sure that I keep hitting the target in training and hopefully it will come off in a match. Scoring one goal then gives me confidence to go out and, obviously, be more confident in front of goal. I felt that more than ever today so as long as I keep getting in the right areas and being aggressive in front of goal then hopefully it will come.’

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One Reply to “Players Respond To Everton Defeat”

  • excuses and yet more excuses.. when Saints players have finished what should have been a brilliant season by *****ing it down a toilet, perhaps they might reflect that they have become boring, slow, short on ideas in the final third and most of their players could not hit a barn door if trhey tried.

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