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Southampton manager doesn’t think keeper made mistake


Southampton lost to league leading Arsenal this past weekend. One of the goals was a gift from Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc. The keeper received a back pass and instead of quickly moving the ball or booting it down field, he cut it back, then tried to reverse it again.

Keepers aren’t known for their foot work necessarily and Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud got the ball away from him and scored. Aside from that goal, Arsenal’s only other goal in the 2-0 win was from a penalty.

“I don’t ever really see them as mistakes,” Pochettino said, via Sky Sports. “I think the feeling overall right now in the squad is a good feeling, it’s a good atmosphere, but after the game the energy was quite low and we were angry and disappointed about what happened.

“We are going to continue playing the same way, we’re going to continue playing with the same philosophy, with the same idea of how we execute our football.

“Because what that mistake shows is that we need to improve and we need to work even harder to improve how we play, how we reinforce that idea of quick passing of the ball and that includes Artur – that includes him in that set-up as well.”


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