Thursday 18


Hojbjerg vows Saints will 'work harder'

11th February 2019, 11:45 by Craig Smithson

Southampton will "work harder" and "come back stronger" after Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Cardiff, according to Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg.

The 23-year-old Danish midfielder admitted to being left "speechless" after the Bluebirds condemned them to a first Premier League loss of 2019 during a crazy couple of minutes of stoppage time at St Mary's.

Jack Stephens' equaliser cancelled out Sol Bamba's 69th-minute goal in the first minute of added time and it looked to have earned the hosts a point. However, Cardiff substitute Kenneth Zohore struck two minutes later to win it for Neil Warnock's men.

Victory took Cardiff above their opponents in the table, leaving Ralph Hasenhuttl's side in the bottom three.

Afterwards, Hojbjerg vowed that the Saints would respond in the right manner to dig their way out of trouble.

He told his club's website: "The only thing I can say that makes sense right now is that we, as a group, as a team and as a club, need these days to get together and analyse our small mistakes and details.

"Then we're going to improve, do better, work harder and come back as a stronger side."

He added: "We're going to work on what we have to work on and come back stronger - that's what this club is about, that's what the players are about and that's what the coaches are about.

"We have a big potential, but we still have to put it into excellence. This is what we will work on."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

More Southampton


Saints midfielder closing in on return

18th April 2019, 13:41

Ralph Hasenhuttl believes Mario Lemina will feature for Southampton before the end of the season after returning to training.


Nigerian marksman on Saints' radar

18th April 2019, 13:01

Saints have been watching Spezia striker David Okereke but could face competition from Eintracht Frankfurt if they try to sign him.


Mowbray confirms Reed blow

17th April 2019, 20:01

Blackburn Rovers playmaker Harrison Reed will return to parent club Southampton after picking up an ankle injury at Ewood Park.


Saints playing with confidence - Vestergaard

17th April 2019, 10:49

Southampton defender Jannik Vestergaard believes Ralph Hasenhuttl has helped to raise confidence levels in the squad.


Puel admits to his Southampton shortcomings

16th April 2019, 15:27

Claude Puel has opened up on his spell at Southampton, suggesting he did not have the personality to win over the fans.


Gunn content with Saints performances

16th April 2019, 15:10

Southampton's Angus Gunn says he is loving life at on the south coast after establishing himself as the club's first choice goalkeeper.

Recent Sport Headlines

Manchester United

Red Devils take positives from Champions League exit

18th April 2019, 14:13

Old Trafford bosses expect to bank £50m despite Manchester United's quarter-final Champions League exit to Barcelona on Tuesday.

RB Leipzig

Smith-Rowe eyed full time by Leipzig

18th April 2019, 14:10

Arsenal starlet Emile Smith-Rowe is reportedly wanted on a permanent basis this summer by his current loan club RB Leipzig.

Manchester City

Title defence now in Silva's sights

18th April 2019, 14:03

Bernardo Silva has urged Manchester City to recover from their Champions League disappointment by defending their Premier League title.


Stokes scans not concerning - England selector

18th April 2019, 14:03

England national selector Ed Smith has played down fears over Ben Stokes' fitness head of the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

Rugby Union

Warriors' centurion pleased to pen deal

18th April 2019, 14:02

Ruaridh Jackson has revealed his delight after committing himself to Glasgow Warriors until June 2020.


Hearn to confirm AJ opponent next week

18th April 2019, 14:01

Eddie Hearn has confirmed Anthony Joshua's opponent for a fight in the US this summer will be named next week.


Pant urged to focus on Delhi after World Cup snub

18th April 2019, 13:58

Ricky Ponting says Rishabh Pant should focus on playing well for the Delhi Capitals after being left out of India's World Cup squad.


Parker challenges Elliott to step up

18th April 2019, 13:43

Fulham teenager Harvey Elliott could be handed the opportunity to impress in the first team next term, according to Scott Parker.