Yoshida: Keep our heads up

By SFC Media Sun 08 Jan Saints vs Liverpool
Photo by Matt Watson | Maya Yoshida

Maya Yoshida says Southampton don’t have time to dwell on Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup draw against Norwich, as they prepare for Wednesday’s EFL Cup semi-final with Liverpool.

Saints were pegged back late on at Carrow Road in a 2-2 draw to extend the team’s winless run in all competitions to four games, but Yoshida is already focusing on getting a positive result at St Mary’s in midweek.

“It’s going to be a really tough game and really massive for us,” said Yoshida.

“As we know, Liverpool are a really good team and they have done very well this season, so it’s a massive one for us.

“Winning is most important to get our confidence back, and we now focus on the game against Liverpool, because we are in the semi-final with the opportunity to go into the final.”

Despite the late setback at Norwich, Yoshida says that won’t be playing on the team’s mind as they prepare for another busy schedule of games over the next couple of weeks, which now includes a replay against the Canaries.

“Nothing is lost,” he said. “We are still in three competitions and we just need to play. Fortunately we can play at home (against Norwich) but we still have another competition that we are in the semi-final of, so just keep our heads up and go for the win.”


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