The Saints went down 3-1 to City at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League.
Koeman was disappointed with the team’s performance in the first 20 minutes, but he was encouraged of what he saw from his team in the second half.
First 20 mins were very poor. Good 2 half though. we need to take the positives out of this game for Wednesday.— Ronald Koeman (@RonaldKoeman) November 28, 2015
Over the course of the 90 minutes at the Etihad Stadium, Southampton had 54% of the possession, took 12 shots of which eight were on target, and earned four corners.
The Saints are ninth in the Premier League table at the moment with 20 points from 14 matches, just six points behind fourth-place Arsenal, who have a game in hand.
Southampton will return to action on Wednesday evening when they take on Liverpool at St. Mary’s Stadium in the quarter-finals of the League Cup.