Szczesny praises Saints defence

Gaston Ramirez scores against Wojciech Szczesny

Gaston Ramirez scores against Wojciech Szczesny

First published in Saints News

Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny credited Saints' defence for their role in the Gunners' below-par display at St Mary's last night.

Arsene Wenger's side rarely threatened against Nigel Adkins' men and were fortunate to return to north London with a point.

Their performance was certainly a far cry from some of their recent Premier League displays, including last Saturday's 7-3 defeat of Newcastle.

It led manager Arsene Wenger to express anger after the match, but goalkeeper Szczesny admitted that Saints posed a far sterner test than the Magpies.

''I think Southampton defended much better than Newcastle did the other day,'' the Poland international said.

''You have to give credit to them a little, but we are still disappointed with the result.

''We were confident of getting the three points and, unfortunately for us, we have not been able to.

''We are on a good little run. We won four league games on the trot but didn't get the three points here, which is the most important thing."

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5:16pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Velleity says...

A good point, well made. They put out the same team as had slipped 7 past the Toon but came up against something different.

And what did they come up against? The Cork and Shaw show stopping them coming down the wings and the Yoshi and Jose brothers preventing any shenanigans in the middle.

All credit to our defence; they have really stepped up since the awful first month. All credit also to the management team who have brought it out of them.

Another defender or two hopefully this month so we can withstand an injury and I'll be content.
A good point, well made. They put out the same team as had slipped 7 past the Toon but came up against something different. And what did they come up against? The Cork and Shaw show stopping them coming down the wings and the Yoshi and Jose brothers preventing any shenanigans in the middle. All credit to our defence; they have really stepped up since the awful first month. All credit also to the management team who have brought it out of them. Another defender or two hopefully this month so we can withstand an injury and I'll be content. Velleity
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5:54pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Peter Godwin says...

Velleity wrote:
A good point, well made. They put out the same team as had slipped 7 past the Toon but came up against something different.

And what did they come up against? The Cork and Shaw show stopping them coming down the wings and the Yoshi and Jose brothers preventing any shenanigans in the middle.

All credit to our defence; they have really stepped up since the awful first month. All credit also to the management team who have brought it out of them.

Another defender or two hopefully this month so we can withstand an injury and I'll be content.
Certainly a central defender/playmaker, but most of all a confident proven goalkeeper. in the first ten minutes yesterday Boruc was as nervous as our other two stoppers.
And what is the mystery about the invisible Tadanori Lee? The few times we've seen him, he's looked like a class act.
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: A good point, well made. They put out the same team as had slipped 7 past the Toon but came up against something different. And what did they come up against? The Cork and Shaw show stopping them coming down the wings and the Yoshi and Jose brothers preventing any shenanigans in the middle. All credit to our defence; they have really stepped up since the awful first month. All credit also to the management team who have brought it out of them. Another defender or two hopefully this month so we can withstand an injury and I'll be content.[/p][/quote]Certainly a central defender/playmaker, but most of all a confident proven goalkeeper. in the first ten minutes yesterday Boruc was as nervous as our other two stoppers. And what is the mystery about the invisible Tadanori Lee? The few times we've seen him, he's looked like a class act. Peter Godwin
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