Southampton - Wotte: A point wasn't good enough
UK time is: 08:12:43
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Wotte: A point wasn't good enough

Saints boss Mark Wotte states how even a point against Sheffield United wouldn't have been good enough.

The Saints seemed to have snatched a point in a match they should have won, when Andrew Surman smashed home a Lloyd James cross.

But Jamie Ward's 93 minute winner lifted the Blades to fourth and deepened Southampton's relegation fear.

'I could not settle for one point against a team with only 10 men,' Wotte said. 'A point does nothing for us and we needed three so I had to push people forward and we got caught out.

'It was a great finish from Jamie Ward but nine times out of 10 the ball would have gone wide.

'We have not lost the war, we have only lost a battle and we have to keep on fighting. Every game is massive for us from now on and we need to win them all.'

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Abe Hawken Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 4 2009

Time: 6:48PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
I agree, a point wouldn't have done much to the league table, just the boys’ confidence. It's not nice losing in the last minute but that's the way things go. We can only look forward and they need to get their heads focused for what is the biggest game of the season on Saturday.
Report Abuse
04/02/2009 18:50:00

I'd happily sacrifice last night's loss with a win on Saturday! I cannot wait for this one, it's such a big game for both sides and I hope the boys are up for this one. COYR!
Report Abuse
04/02/2009 18:54:00

Yes a win at Vicarige Road will do so much for the team's confidence. The whole club will get a lift. But...if we lose, it will have the opposite effect and everyone's head will be down and relegation will seem inevitable. That's the way football works i'm afraid.
Report Abuse
04/02/2009 19:02:00

Manager Nark Wotte needs to stop making players play out of position.There has been far too much of that at Saints in the last couple of years and it simply has been a disaster. For gods sake, lets see Surman and James in midfield,Skacel up front on the wing where he belongs, and give Wright Phillips a run alongside Saganowski. Id like to see Dyer recalled along with Raziak because whatever the cost it is far less than the cost of relegation to the club. Barclays Bank will not thank Lowe for taking the wrong decision at the start of the season when he sacked Pearson but they are as responsible for this mess as Lowe is. They will not want to lose their money with relegation so Lowe ahow some acumen and get these players back now before its too late!! But then by all accounts Im TALKING TO THE PROVERBIAL BRICK WALL RIGHT MR LOWE??
Report Abuse
05/02/2009 15:34:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Southampton Articles

Pelle To Miss Manchester City (Monday November 23 2015)

Tadic & Long Talk Stoke (Monday November 23 2015)

Koeman Disappointed With Stoke Loss (Monday November 23 2015)

Audio - Koeman On Stoke Loss (Saturday November 21 2015)

Stats: Southampton v Stoke City (Saturday November 21 2015)

Southampton v Stoke - Team Line Ups (Saturday November 21 2015)

Club Consider JRod Options (Friday November 20 2015)

Long Pleased With Return (Friday November 20 2015)

Koeman Expecting Tough Stoke Challenge (Friday November 20 2015)

Archived Southampton Articles

List All Vital Saints Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Spurs 13 6 6 1 13 24
6. West Ham 13 6 3 4 4 21
7. Everton 13 5 5 3 8 20
8. Southampton 13 5 5 3 5 20
9. Liverpool 13 5 5 3 2 20
10. Crystal Palace 13 6 1 6 1 19
11. Stoke 13 5 4 4 -1 19

Southampton Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

» Chelsea : 25/11/2015 07:50:00
Le Coq Out For 3 Months, Ox & Theo Almost Back
» Arsenal : 25/11/2015 07:33:01
» Chelsea : 25/11/2015 07:24:01
Oxlade-Chamberlain To Face Norwich?
» Norwich : 25/11/2015 06:00:00
Gunners Will Decide Their Own Fate After 3-0 Win
» Arsenal : 24/11/2015 21:46:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Stoke MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Stekelenburg 0%
Soares 0%
Fonte 0%
van Dijk 25%
Bertrand 0%
Wanyama 25%
Clasie 25%
Long 0%
S Davis 0%
Tadic 0%
Pelle 0%
Sub - Mane 0%
Sub - Ward-Prowse 25%
Sub - Juanmi 0%