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Wotte: A point wasn't good enough

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.'



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Writer:Abe Hawken
Date:Wednesday February 4 2009
Time: 6:48PM

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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.
sfc123
04/02/2009 18:50:00
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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!
abesaint
04/02/2009 18:54:00
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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.
sfc123
04/02/2009 19:02:00
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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??
montecristosaint
05/02/2009 15:34:00
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