Vital Football

Latest Southampton FC News

Every Game Is Now A Cup Final - Cedric

Every Game Is Now A Cup Final - Cedric

Southampton full back Cedric Soares has said that the side need to approach every game left this year in the Premier League as a Cup Final to ensure we pull away from the relegation zone.

Having gone six unbeaten ahead of the defeat to Liverpool at the weekend, a lack of wins has always been the concern so far this year as we've more struggled to hit the back of the net and the two nil defeat did send us into the bottom three.

Speaking to saintsfc as he met with the media following the defeat, a disappointed Cedric admitted a Cup Final attitude was now needed to ensure we ended the year on a high and put our struggles behind us.

With eleven games still to play, he explained.

'We need to come together as a collective, not as individuals, and fight as one. This is the only solution. We have experienced players. I include myself in that group, having been here for three years now, and I am trying to push for everyone.'

Cedric went on to say.

'We need to come together, speak to everyone and push each other. Nobody will help us. The fans have been supporting us all the way, but it needs to come from us, our inside. Every game is a final for us. We don`t just need to play them, we need to win them. It`s our thought, and it`s the way we will face it. I will make sure I put this idea in every head.'

Reflecting on the Liverpool game more specifically, he also said nobody would use their quality as an excuse for the loss as the players know they are capable of being better than what we were on the day.

'We started the game well in the first half, but we suffered with a goal we shouldn`t have suffered in that moment. We had a good reaction after the first goal, but then they scored a second goal very similar to the first one. After that, we went a little bit down and the second half was not the greatest reaction we should have.'

He ended by saying.

'We knew about the pace they have up front. Everyone knows that Liverpool have a very good squad, but it`s not really just about that. It`s also about us. If you are all on the same page, we would not worry about it. It does not matter if we play Liverpool, Man City, Manchester United...whatever. We need to come together and fight.'

Vital Saints on: facebook

Vital Saints on: twitter

Bloggers

Join Vital Saints

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Vital Saint
Date:Monday February 12 2018
Time: 2:56PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Southampton Articles

24-2-18 - Follow Burnley v Southampton On Twitter

Southampton go to Turf Moor as the visitors to Burnley today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

One Transfer Deadline Was Never Enough Was It

You've got to love the football authorities, if transfer deadline days weren't ridiculous enough already - they've now begun to breed.

Burnley Will Be Tight - Pellegrino

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino has said that he's expecting this weekend's clash with Burnley to be an incredibly tight affair.

Saints Star Set For Burnley Return

Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino has confirmed that Sofiane Boufal could return to contention for this weekend's clash against Burnley.

Southampton Archived Articles

Vital Saints articles from

Site Journalists

SFC Forever
no email
Profile
Vital Saint
Editor email
Profile
Matt Gardner
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

FA - WBA MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
McCarthy72%
Soares0%
Stephens0%
Hoedt7%
Bertrand7%
Hojbjerg0%
Lemina0%
Ward-Prowse0%
Tadic7%
Redmond0%
Carrillo0%
Sub - Gabbiadini0%
Sub - Romeu0%
Sub - Sims7%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Southampton Results (view all)

Southampton Fixtures

The Vital Football Members League