There are lessons to be learned, says Pellegrino

By SFC Media Sun 10 Sep Saints v Watford
Photo by Matt Watson | Mauricio Pellegrino

Mauricio Pellegrino has highlighted some key areas his side need to improve on, following their defeat to Watford.

The Hornets marked Pellegrino’s first Premier League defeat with a 2-0 win at St Mary’s, and the Argentine is keen to learn from the experience.

“Of course there are lessons to be learned,” he started.

“But we knew about what happened today before the game. There is a difference between the plan and the reality.

“In the reality they were, in some moments, better than us. They scored two goals and those types of goals change the mentality of the game.”

With the whole squad now back from the international break, Pellegrino will have the full week to work with his players ahead of next weekend’s trip to Crystal Palace.

And the Southampton boss wants to see a quick improvement.

“Hopefully we can change quickly,” he continued.

“We have another opportunity in seven days and we have to learn from today now and work harder to be prepared for next Saturday.”