Davis: That was more like us

By SFC Media Sun 17 Sep Crystal Palace v Saints
Photo by Matt Watson

Steven Davis was delighted to see the return of the real Southampton at Selhurst Park.

The skipper scored the only goal in the sixth minute of a game Saints largely controlled from start to finish, with the exception of two point-blank saves from Fraser Forster.

The victory was the perfect response to the home defeat to Watford last time out – a performance Davis felt was not a true representation of the team.

“That was a lot more like us after the disappointment of last week,” he said.

“Everybody came away a little bit frustrated, angry and disappointed after the Watford game.

“It wasn’t a reflection of our true characteristics and we know we’re a lot better than that.

“It was important to come here, bounce back and show those qualities. I thought we did that with a real level of desire today.

“You need that, because there are such fine margins in the Premier League between winning and losing games.

“It was a really important win for us and we can look forward to next week’s game now.

“We want to gather a bit of momentum. That’s always important – if you can do that you’ll put yourself in a good position in the league.

“We won’t get carried away. We need to show that same desire and quality every week and make sure our levels don’t drop.”

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