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The Toffees lost their contest against the Saints by 2-1 in a hard-fought affair at St Mary’s Stadium.
Everton manager Marco Silva has pointed out the things that went against Everton in their hard-fought defeat against Southampton in their last match in the Premier League. The Saints scored twice in the second half via James Ward-Prowse and Nathan Redmond and held onto their lead after Gylfi Sigurdsson pulled one back for Everton in the dying minutes of the match.
Speaking to the media after the match, the Portuguese gaffer said, “I thought they deserved the three points. They were more aggressive than us, not just without the ball but with the ball as well.”
He added, “We spoke at half-time, changed some things and we started the half like we wanted and it looked in that moment it looked as though we would do what we needed to. But after that one ball and one second ball, they scored a fantastic goal. We didn’t perform to our best level to equalise the game. We changed it because some of the players didn’t perform well in that moment but we scored the second goal.”
Silva concluded, “Our players kept trying and fighting until the end.”