With the return of proper football after the October international break came to a close, Southampton made the trip to Molineux on Saturday to face Wolverhampton Wanderers, and after three straight Premier League defeats, we brought that run of form to an end with a point.
There were plenty of talking points from the game when it came to the Video Assistant Referee technology and ruled out goals, but in many ways plenty will feel that as Wolves ended the match with only one shot on target, we really should’ve returned all three points.
In any event, there was some improvement in our play though and 27-year-old striker Danny Ings made it five goals in his last four games across all competitions, and three in three in the top tier, and speaking to saintsfc following the game, he took the time to praise the character of the first team squad for bouncing back from our recent disappointments.
“I felt we could’ve won it. But the way that we hung in there at the end showed real character from us after three defeats. Obviously they scored from the spot which was unlucky for us, but to hang in there at the end was great. I think for any player it’s important to have a positive mentality around the group, whether you’re starting or not starting. I really feel that’s important for a dressing room and I feel we have a great dressing room. We have players who are hungry and want to learn and it’s great to be a part of. I feel it was a great point for us today with the circumstances of the game, and now we have a great week coming where we can train, put our work in and hopefully put on another performance.”
Leicester will be another tough game given their recent form, but if we finally start firing properly now three points aren’t beyond us.