Forster & Clasie Reflect On West Brom
Goalkeeper Fraser Forster and goalscorer Jordy Clasie have both been giving their thoughts following Southampton's victory over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
Heading to The Hawthorns for the latest Premier League action, Southampton took the one nil victory courtesy of Clasie's first half goal and Forster had to be in fine form at the other end of the pitch as they looked to get an equaliser.
Taking the clean sheet though we racked up seven points from the last three games and Forster told saintsfc in his own post game press conference that we certainly had to dig deep to take the victory.
'We`ve really dug in today. Obviously it was a hot day and very fatiguing as the game went on, but it was a fantastic team performance and that caps off a great week for us. It was always going to be hard place to come and the game got broken up a bit in the second half, but luckily we held out for all three points.'
With Clasie's goal taking the headlines, Forster went on to say of his own stops and performance on the day.
'I am just happy to contribute. The defence have been awesome this season and today it was my turn to be there to put in a helping hand. It`s a fantastic win for us and hopefully it can set us up to finish the season strongly now.'
As for the goalscorer on the day itself, the 25 year old spoke about his delight at gtting back on the pitch and making a telling contribution.
'I am really proud to get the win. Also for my own situation, as well. I think it`s always hard to come back after nine weeks not in the team. You want to do yourself proud and there is pressure, but you tell yourself you just need to be focussed and play well. I enjoyed being back on the pitch today.'
It was also Clasie's first Premier League goal since his arrival from Feyenoord back in 2015 and he knew there were some similarities with his goal against Arsenal in the League Cup.
'It was a bit similar. I saw Dušan turn so shouted and the ball was perfect for my right foot. From there all you can do is it hit it good, which I managed to do. Of course it was nice to play and score, but the most important thing today was to win and get the three points.'
And finally he turned to the performance of Forster between the sticks.
'It`s unbelievable. The last two or three saves he made were incredible. They were so important for us, not only as defenders but the whole team. We have a 'keeper that can take points for us. I scored today but I think you can give him the credit as well because he won us two points.'