Yoshida: Second half is how we should play

By SFC Media Mon 20 Mar Spurs vs Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Maya Yoshida

Maya Yoshida believes Southampton will be in good shape for the rest of the season if they can perform like they did in the second half against Tottenham Hotspur.

Saints were beaten 2-1 at White Hart Lane on Sunday, but nearly completed an impressive comeback after being two goals down at half-time against their high-flying opponents.

Yoshida was disappointed with the display in the opening period, and explained the team must stop conceding so many goals, but he felt there was a lot to be encouraged by after their second-half effort.

"We showed a good comeback in the second half," he told the Southern Daily Echo. "In the first half they played much better. We should play like we did in the second half from the beginning.

"We still keep conceding a lot, so we have to stop this. They are a good team, but second half we played well.

"Personally, I think we deserved more, but 2-1 is the reality. Now we break for the internationals, then we have many games in April, so we need to be ready for that."

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