Claude Puel has called upon his side to find a clinical edge in front of goal after the 2-0 defeat to Arsenal in the Premier League.
Saints produced a positive first-half display but we were punished by the visitors with goals from Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud after the interval.
“It’s a big disappointment. We had many opportunities to score without finding a clinical edge,” Puel reflected.
“It’s difficult to accept after this game but we know we have to find the clinical edge.
“It was very interesting three days after the game against Liverpool to see my team at this level. They did fantastic work to prevent Arsenal playing and defended together.
“We had a lot of situations to score but if we can’t do this, obviously we took a goal because Arsenal found a solution and made the difference.
“This is often the same against the top six and we need to improve to get reward from these games.”