Expensive lesson for us, says Yoshida

By SFC Media Sun 06 Nov Hull vs Saints

Maya Yoshida felt Southampton were given a telling reminder to take chances and kill off their opponents after seeing Hull come from behind to beat them on Humberside.

Saints were in control of the game against the Tigers which they took an early lead in after Yoshida was brought down for a penalty which Charlie Austin converted, but two quickfire second half goals from the hosts turned the game on its head.

"We had many chances in the first half and towards the end of the game, but if we drop this side like we did after the first 20 minutes than of course we can be punished as well,” said Yoshida, who was making his first Premier League start since the opening day of the season.

“Normally we have better quality than them so it’s a pity the result for all of us, but we need to be fresh after the international break and come back in good condition.

“As I said last game against Inter Milan and away if we didn’t take chances then we would get punished and today was a very expensive lesson for us I think. We need to learn from this game to go again for the next game.”

Yoshida came in at right back in place of Cuco Martina from the side that started the defeat against Chelsea a week ago, and was satisfied with his own performance, but admits he’ll go into the international schedule with a sense of frustration following this defeat.

“I played there a few games last season as well which I learned from and I don’t know, maybe I need to do more but I’m very happy to come back in to make an appearance in the Premier League,” he said.

“I really wanted to win today, so I’m very disappointed.

“We need to show good reaction from that after the international break, for sure we need to get three points which we have to do.”



Report: Hull City 2-1 Saints