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Post-Match Reaction: Marco Silva



“The penalty save in the last minute was obviously a big moment in the game and if Southampton had scored from that we would have had a defeat that we didn’t deserve.

“My staff said to me that they thought it was a penalty, but in the same situation at the other end of the field the referee didn’t give anything.

“I don’t want to talk only about what happened in the last minute of the game. All the way through we showed good organisation and played some very good football. We were very good in the first half and had a couple of chances to score. We hit the post with a free kick from Kamil and Niasse had a good chance as well.

“What we did in the first half is something that not many teams do to Southampton at their home. We controlled the game and kept some of their better players quiet. Our decisions in the final third weren’t the best though, and we should have created more chances.

“Southampton came out a better side in the second half but we showed good organisation and gave a good performance.

“It is a good result, but of course we wanted more than a draw. It was important that we took something from this game because we needed to change our away form. It should give our players more confidence and it was more like a performance we give in home games.

“The support from the fans that travelled was fantastic and it was like they were playing with us on the pitch. They supported us all the way through, even in the difficult moments of the game. We thank them and it was a point they deserved, too. I know they will be at our stadium next weekend again and together we will fight to get a win.

“We will rest now and then start to focus on the game against Sunderland next Saturday.”

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