Steven Davis felt Southampton created enough chances to see off Swansea City on the opening day of the season.
Manolo Gabbadini came closest to scoring when his first-half header bounced clear off the Swansea woodwork, but despite continued pressure Saints were unable to find a way through.
“I think we’ve got a bit frustrated today,” started Davis.
“I think in terms of the performance it was very good. We controlled the game for large parts and created a number of good chances.
“But obviously we’ve got to be more clinical in front of goal and take those chances when they come.”
Although Saints were unable to take all three points at St Mary’s, Davis believes there were a number of positives to take from the opening game of the season.
“The manager wanted us to go and show our desire and work-rate, which we did throughout the game,” he continued.
“We tried to put pressure on them high up the pitch like the fans are used to seeing over a number of seasons.
“So it was a positive start in many aspects, but we are really disappointed not to take all three points.”