Date: 27th April 2015 at 2:13pm
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A number of players have been in front of the cameras following the two all draw with Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend.

In no particular order, and all the interviews are available on saintsfc, we’ll start with Toby Alderweireld who admitted he played through the pain barrier in the game having picked up a shoulder injury against Stoke the previous weekend.

‘I had so much pain and it`s normal, but my desire to play today was so big so I did everything this week to play, and I gave my everything for Southampton. It was a great game to play in for the supporters and for players and everything, and that`s the reason I came here, to play in those sort of games there`s pressure on it and both teams wanted to play football. I think we pushed them until the last minute and I went close and José Fonte had a header at the end that couldn`t decide it, but we played for the win and at the end we can be happy that we scored two times.’

Moving on to our brace goalscorer on the day Graziano Pelle, he said in his own interview that he was obviously pleased to have scored twice and taken his own tally to 15 for the campaign, he was disappointed that we didn’t manage to get all three points.

‘For us, it was an important game today. Personally, as a striker, it was important to get two goals for my team but it`s always nicer if we win. We are a bit frustrated that we lost two points because they would have been really important for the rest of the season. We came here to win the game.’

With four games remaining in the season we remain a point behind Spurs now but Pelle knows it’s still all to fight for as we try and make what is already our best season ever in the Premier League even better.

‘Now we have to be positive until the end of the season. We have to try to believe. There are still four games to go and a lot of points still, so we have to try to get the maximum result to get as high as possible.’

It was a similar story from Jose Fonte who also talked about his disappointment at not taking all three points and converting the chance he had in the game.

‘I felt that although they had more possession we controlled the game and had many more chances. That has been our downfall a little bit, we cannot get the goals we need to kill the game. We had a couple of good chances to go two up. We didn`t take them and we conceded and equaliser. We`re not happy because we deserved more. It`s disappointing because we should have won. We showed that we are dangerous and created more but for us one point is not enough really. I`ve been trying to get my goal this season. For various reasons it hasn`t happened and it was my day again. A little bit more luck and I could have had two.’

Maya Yoshida held his hands up for the second goal Spurs scored because he knew it was his error.

‘I think both teams played really well, it was a very exciting game. Of course everyone wanted to win, because this was a very important match against Tottenham. There is one point difference with us. We should win, but the second goal was my mistake. We knew that Nacer Chadli was one of the quickest players in Tottenham, so always small details make a big difference. There was too big a space between me and Ryan Bertrand, because I was thinking too much about Harry Kane. That`s the only thing that I make wrong. But it doesn`t matter after that if I play well or not. That`s the job of the centre-back. One mistake makes a difference in my opinion.’

Finally Steven Davis, who also believed we should’ve won the game with the chances we had.

‘We have to focus on ourselves really. Other teams will do whatever they do and we knew it was going to be a big game, so I think it was a good game to watch. I think the fans appreciate the effort we put in and certainly we were trying to win the game and were not happy to settle for a draw. I think, overall, we maybe just edged it. Tottenham played well in the first half and kept possession well at times, but I think overall, if you look at the chances created, we can feel a little bit disappointed not to have won.’

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