Davis: We could have won it

Daily Echo: Steven Davis Steven Davis

Saints midfielder Steven Davis admitted there was a tinge of disappointment among the players after last night's draw with Arsenal.

Nigel Adkins' side turned in an impressive display that had the Gunners' on the back foot for much of the match, which finished 1-1 at St Mary's.

While the point was a good one for the hosts, Davis admitted it could have been even more.

"We came into the game full of confidence and I thought we played really well in terms of creating chances," he said.

"They didn't really have many clear-cut openings and I thought in terms of our own balance between attack and defence we did really well.

"We thoroughly deserved a point at least and I think in the second half we kicked on a bit stronger.

"Jason Puncheon has had a few chances and I don't know if Gaston's second one should have counted or not.

"There is maybe a little bit of disappointment that we have not gone on to win the game."

Yesterday's result was Saints' third successive draw, after taking points at Fulham and Stoke.

"I think every point is going to be valuable come the end of the season," Davis added.

"It was a decent performance here and over the Christmas period.

"We were unlucky not to pick up three points from Stoke away and it was similar against Arsenal, but hopefully if we continue playing the same way we'll start turning some of those draws into wins."

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4:14pm Wed 2 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

Yeah ... Well get the WINS against Everton and Man City at home.

The team are capable of picking up points against any team in this League.

WE DO NEED TO GET MORE WINS ON HOME TURF.

Am looking forward to smashing in goals against Wet Spam when we play them. We are better than them and should be above them in the League.

RED ARMY 2013. WE RULE THE SOUTH.
Yeah ... Well get the WINS against Everton and Man City at home. The team are capable of picking up points against any team in this League. WE DO NEED TO GET MORE WINS ON HOME TURF. Am looking forward to smashing in goals against Wet Spam when we play them. We are better than them and should be above them in the League. RED ARMY 2013. WE RULE THE SOUTH. RedArmy1

4:15pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Dickosfc says...

Well played last night!! Same situation as the Stoke game where I would have taken a point at the start of the game but actual feel a bit down (but proud) that we didn’t get all 3 points! Such a shame Guly didn’t have that eye for goal against Stoke. We need to start getting these points on the board. If it wasn’t for errors that should have been avoided, we’d be comfortably sitting mid table.
Well played last night!! Same situation as the Stoke game where I would have taken a point at the start of the game but actual feel a bit down (but proud) that we didn’t get all 3 points! Such a shame Guly didn’t have that eye for goal against Stoke. We need to start getting these points on the board. If it wasn’t for errors that should have been avoided, we’d be comfortably sitting mid table. Dickosfc

4:16pm Wed 2 Jan 13

J7junctionseven says...

Should have more like. Gaston's second goal should have stood. If it was RVP the ref would have over ruled the linesman.
Poor officials yet again.......
Should have more like. Gaston's second goal should have stood. If it was RVP the ref would have over ruled the linesman. Poor officials yet again....... J7junctionseven

4:27pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Dickosfc says...

^^^^^^^^^ AGREE ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
^^^^^^^^^ AGREE ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Dickosfc

6:37pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Crispinmumbles says...

Dickosfc wrote:
Well played last night!! Same situation as the Stoke game where I would have taken a point at the start of the game but actual feel a bit down (but proud) that we didn’t get all 3 points! Such a shame Guly didn’t have that eye for goal against Stoke. We need to start getting these points on the board. If it wasn’t for errors that should have been avoided, we’d be comfortably sitting mid table.
Had an eye for goal last night! Waste of space.
[quote][p][bold]Dickosfc[/bold] wrote: Well played last night!! Same situation as the Stoke game where I would have taken a point at the start of the game but actual feel a bit down (but proud) that we didn’t get all 3 points! Such a shame Guly didn’t have that eye for goal against Stoke. We need to start getting these points on the board. If it wasn’t for errors that should have been avoided, we’d be comfortably sitting mid table.[/p][/quote]Had an eye for goal last night! Waste of space. Crispinmumbles

7:15pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Southampton boy says...

It was a great game al the team played well in the end Luke is going to be one of the best we must keep him if at all possible we still need a good keeper and a center deffender.
If we can play like when we play Reading, QPR, Newcastle, Sunderland and A-Villa I fee we could stay in the Prem and we can then grow ready for the next season so COYR's we are behind you
It was a great game al the team played well in the end Luke is going to be one of the best we must keep him if at all possible we still need a good keeper and a center deffender. If we can play like when we play Reading, QPR, Newcastle, Sunderland and A-Villa I fee we could stay in the Prem and we can then grow ready for the next season so COYR's we are behind you Southampton boy

7:23pm Wed 2 Jan 13

slugger says...

Crispinmumbles wrote:
Dickosfc wrote:
Well played last night!! Same situation as the Stoke game where I would have taken a point at the start of the game but actual feel a bit down (but proud) that we didn’t get all 3 points! Such a shame Guly didn’t have that eye for goal against Stoke. We need to start getting these points on the board. If it wasn’t for errors that should have been avoided, we’d be comfortably sitting mid table.
Had an eye for goal last night! Waste of space.
Just support eh ? ........ it ain't rocket science !
[quote][p][bold]Crispinmumbles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dickosfc[/bold] wrote: Well played last night!! Same situation as the Stoke game where I would have taken a point at the start of the game but actual feel a bit down (but proud) that we didn’t get all 3 points! Such a shame Guly didn’t have that eye for goal against Stoke. We need to start getting these points on the board. If it wasn’t for errors that should have been avoided, we’d be comfortably sitting mid table.[/p][/quote]Had an eye for goal last night! Waste of space.[/p][/quote]Just support eh ? ........ it ain't rocket science ! slugger

7:45pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Thornhill Saint says...

Great Game last night. Can't fault them. I was going to slate Boruc, but he was actually much better in the second half.

Great to see the rapport between Chamberlain, Walcott and the crowd. They did not have to come back on like that and the crowd did not have to respond. Respect all round!!

Saying that seeing Chamber Pot Boy in that oversized coat when he came back on reminds you how young they are really. When he finally made it round to the arsenal side most of them had buggered off!

I liked Adkins response as well, we have great players still here!

It is great to support saints!!
Great Game last night. Can't fault them. I was going to slate Boruc, but he was actually much better in the second half. Great to see the rapport between Chamberlain, Walcott and the crowd. They did not have to come back on like that and the crowd did not have to respond. Respect all round!! Saying that seeing Chamber Pot Boy in that oversized coat when he came back on reminds you how young they are really. When he finally made it round to the arsenal side most of them had buggered off! I liked Adkins response as well, we have great players still here! It is great to support saints!! Thornhill Saint

8:00pm Wed 2 Jan 13

likewatchingbrazil says...

loved it last night and can't fault any of them. we never played a poor arsenal we just made them look poor and it was 2-1 in my book. lots of people slagging boruc off around me last night, sure he was nervous first half but he rolled the ball out fast a few times which resulted in attacks and i liked it.
coyr
p.s
poopey result, you gotta laugh!!!!
loved it last night and can't fault any of them. we never played a poor arsenal we just made them look poor and it was 2-1 in my book. lots of people slagging boruc off around me last night, sure he was nervous first half but he rolled the ball out fast a few times which resulted in attacks and i liked it. coyr p.s poopey result, you gotta laugh!!!! likewatchingbrazil

8:02pm Wed 2 Jan 13

RedArmy1 says...

It was a great defensive display by the Team.

Jack Cork MoM said the Team had been working hard and it had been tough period with games at Stoke etc

Good Stuff - this Team like to be worked hard and they perform better when they do. There is also better cohesion in the Team.

Matt Le Tiss said yesterday that Gaston will get better with more games played.

Therefore I would like to keep the momentum going and field a stong side against Chelsea and get a result.

Then get up to VILLA AWAY and WIN.

As well as the above - the Club have bought Jrod and he has nowhere near
reach his potential.

If Nigel could play him in his natural position and give him the opportunity to develop and make the improvements that all his team mates have.

COYR
It was a great defensive display by the Team. Jack Cork MoM said the Team had been working hard and it had been tough period with games at Stoke etc Good Stuff - this Team like to be worked hard and they perform better when they do. There is also better cohesion in the Team. Matt Le Tiss said yesterday that Gaston will get better with more games played. Therefore I would like to keep the momentum going and field a stong side against Chelsea and get a result. Then get up to VILLA AWAY and WIN. As well as the above - the Club have bought Jrod and he has nowhere near reach his potential. If Nigel could play him in his natural position and give him the opportunity to develop and make the improvements that all his team mates have. COYR RedArmy1

8:41pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Dickosfc says...

slugger wrote:
Crispinmumbles wrote:
Dickosfc wrote:
Well played last night!! Same situation as the Stoke game where I would have taken a point at the start of the game but actual feel a bit down (but proud) that we didn’t get all 3 points! Such a shame Guly didn’t have that eye for goal against Stoke. We need to start getting these points on the board. If it wasn’t for errors that should have been avoided, we’d be comfortably sitting mid table.
Had an eye for goal last night! Waste of space.
Just support eh ? ........ it ain't rocket science !
Just ignore them Slugger! For every one you get plenty more who want to get behind the lads!
[quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Crispinmumbles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dickosfc[/bold] wrote: Well played last night!! Same situation as the Stoke game where I would have taken a point at the start of the game but actual feel a bit down (but proud) that we didn’t get all 3 points! Such a shame Guly didn’t have that eye for goal against Stoke. We need to start getting these points on the board. If it wasn’t for errors that should have been avoided, we’d be comfortably sitting mid table.[/p][/quote]Had an eye for goal last night! Waste of space.[/p][/quote]Just support eh ? ........ it ain't rocket science ![/p][/quote]Just ignore them Slugger! For every one you get plenty more who want to get behind the lads! Dickosfc

8:53pm Wed 2 Jan 13

worried of n e hampshire says...

thought Guly had a good game, 100% effort which is all you can ask for, a standing ovation from the Itchen when he got subbed says it all.
thought Guly had a good game, 100% effort which is all you can ask for, a standing ovation from the Itchen when he got subbed says it all. worried of n e hampshire

9:10pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Warsash Saint says...

Now all we need to do is get Guly hitting the taget at the right end. I was pleased after the OG his workrate improved. COYR
Now all we need to do is get Guly hitting the taget at the right end. I was pleased after the OG his workrate improved. COYR Warsash Saint

9:13pm Wed 2 Jan 13

slugger says...

Dickosfc wrote:
slugger wrote:
Crispinmumbles wrote:
Dickosfc wrote:
Well played last night!! Same situation as the Stoke game where I would have taken a point at the start of the game but actual feel a bit down (but proud) that we didn’t get all 3 points! Such a shame Guly didn’t have that eye for goal against Stoke. We need to start getting these points on the board. If it wasn’t for errors that should have been avoided, we’d be comfortably sitting mid table.
Had an eye for goal last night! Waste of space.
Just support eh ? ........ it ain't rocket science !
Just ignore them Slugger! For every one you get plenty more who want to get behind the lads!
You're right of course ...... all (well almost) the saints fans i know are behind every player .
[quote][p][bold]Dickosfc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]slugger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Crispinmumbles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dickosfc[/bold] wrote: Well played last night!! Same situation as the Stoke game where I would have taken a point at the start of the game but actual feel a bit down (but proud) that we didn’t get all 3 points! Such a shame Guly didn’t have that eye for goal against Stoke. We need to start getting these points on the board. If it wasn’t for errors that should have been avoided, we’d be comfortably sitting mid table.[/p][/quote]Had an eye for goal last night! Waste of space.[/p][/quote]Just support eh ? ........ it ain't rocket science ![/p][/quote]Just ignore them Slugger! For every one you get plenty more who want to get behind the lads![/p][/quote]You're right of course ...... all (well almost) the saints fans i know are behind every player . slugger

10:13pm Wed 2 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Sunderland and Newcastle beaten tonight, Chelsea saving themselves for Saturday lost to QPR
Sunderland and Newcastle beaten tonight, Chelsea saving themselves for Saturday lost to QPR OSPREYSAINT

10:19pm Wed 2 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Chelsea are apparently signing Ba, but they haven't told the Manager yet. AP glad to get rid.
Chelsea are apparently signing Ba, but they haven't told the Manager yet. AP glad to get rid. OSPREYSAINT

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