Date: 16th October 2017 at 4:51am
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Japanese centre half Maya Yoshida has said he feels it was very much a case of two points dropped in Southampton’s draw with Newcastle United on Sunday.

Hosting Rafa Benitez’s side at St Mary’s Stadium, both sides battled to a two all draw on the day with our goals coming from a Manolo Gabbiadini brace, but even though we had to come from behind twice in the game, Yoshida felt it should’ve been all three points to us – especially on home soil.

Speaking to saintsfc as he met with the media following the game, Yoshida spoke of his disappointment at the final result.

‘We really ought to have won today. Newcastle are in good form, a newly promoted club, but nonetheless we should be doing much better. I am pleased for Manolo but we conceded twice at the other end so we have no excuses. Our reaction after Newcastle`s goals was good but that needs to be the standard right from kick-off.’

With Yoshida wearing the captain’s armband across the 90 minutes, he went on to say that we simply had to make home advantage count in the coming weeks to really get our season up and running with only two wins in eight games so far in the top flight this season.

‘Fortunately we have another home game coming up next week to make amends, this period between now and the next international break is very important. We need to pick up points now because December holds some very difficult fixtures for us. West Brom are a strong side and consistently in the top half of the table. It`s a big opportunity for us to show our character.’

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