Forster proud of defensive record

By Gordon Simpson Wed 19 Oct Inter vs Saints

Fraser Forster says every member of the Southampton team can be proud of their impressive defensive record this season.

Saints have conceded just one goal in their last seven matches, and even that wasn't from open play, with Burnley converting a late consolation from the penalty spot in the 3-1 victory at St Mary's last Sunday.

The seven goals that Claude Puel's men have allowed in the Premier League so far this term is third best in the division, behind only Tottenham, on four, and Everton, on six.

Forster is keen to point out that it is a record the whole team, and not just himself or the defence, should take pride in, as they look to continue their form in tomorrow's Europa League visit to Internazionale.

"We kind of said it last year when we went on a good run that it's all about the team and it's been the same for this run," he said.

"It's been really important. It makes it easier to win games if you're not letting in many goals.

"I think we're all really proud of it. It's been a lot of hard work and we've performed really well in games and we've looked very strong at the back and that can only be a positive sign of things to come.

"I think what we've done now has set the standard for how we need to play for the rest of the season and we'll have to try to replicate that in every game we play."

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