Southampton attacker Dusan Tadic has told the Daily Echo how the club’s latest defeat was one of their best performances this season.
The Saints went down 1-0 at the hands of Garry Monk’s Swansea City due to a goal from Jonjo Shelvey, but Tadic feels it was one of their better performances.
“It was really strange, because this was one of our best games – the way how we played, how we dominated the game,” he said.
“We had more chances and we had more ball and I think this was, for me, one of the best how we play, like a team and with the ball.”
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman is likely to stress a similarly positive message to his players following the result.
However, he’ll be eager that the side doesn’t end up on the losing end of another positive performance.
He can prevent that from happening by working with the side’s midfield and attack to help them become a little deadlier in attack and more precise in terms of the balls coming through the midfield.
When Southampton have a lot of pressure in any game, they need to make it count but as Tadic suggests, there’s not an awful lot wrong with the way the team is playing.
It’s a bitter pill to swallow but credit has to go to Swansea for the way they battled throughout the game. It’s a case of fine tuning a couple of areas for the Saints and nothing more.