Cédric: We will be ready to bounce back

By SFC Media Sun 04 Dec Palace vs Saints

Cédric says Southampton must look forward immediately as they aim to reach the knockout stages of the UEFA Europa League.

Defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday came after wins against Everton and Arsenal had banished memories of the European defeat to Sparta Praha.

Now Saints will need to show they can bounce back again after defeat at Selhurst Park, and the defender is confident they can do just that.

“We look forward to the next game immediately. If we could play again today then I’m sure that we would as players,” Cédric said.

“Of course, our fans were fantastic again. I feel sorry that we could not give them the three points against Crystal Palace.

“But now we have to look forward to the big game in the Europa League and we know we need a win.

“I’m sure the team will be ready. We show already that we have the answers on the pitch when we played Everton.

“I hope we do the same again. We come from a loss, but we will try our best. We will fight for our fans. We belong in the Europa League.”