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Southampton coach satisfied with sharing points at Fulham

Sat 26 December 2020 | 19:45

Southampton head manager Ralph Hasenhuttl said he could "live with a point" after his team were held to a goalless stalemate at Fulham

Shane Long and Theo Walcott both hoped to have broken the halt for the guests in the seconed half, just to have their endeavors precluded for offside after VAR surveys, yet Hasenhuttl said his players displayed good performance in an extreme

Premier League

match. 

“We had today four players not available for the team and three of them were part of the first XI last time, with (Jannik) Vestergaard, (Oriol) Romeu and (Danny) Ings,” the Austrian manager said.

“I think we did a good job today – we had bigger chances, we scored two goals, one was a very close offside.

“But it’s tough here, very tough to win here, because when you concede a goal it’s nearly impossible to come back into the game – we have seen this in the past.

“So it was the most important thing first of all to have a clean sheet. I think that we did a good job against the ball.”

The Saints

had recently gone on an unbeaten spell for seven matches prior in the season, during which they bested the table for a short while. 

In any case, this outcome sees them exit the European spots, and

Hasenhuttl

conceded his side squandered their chances. 

“This is what you can be a little bit sad about, that we were a little bit unlucky in the moment of scoring,” he said.

“I think we had a big chance in the first half. Shane must make the goal from the free-kick and this was the biggest chance in the game.

“We had, I think, a handball in the box. So we could have had a penalty there.

“Little bit unlucky… but I can live with a point certainly.”

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