English Premiership

Pellegrino impressed by misfiring Saints

2017-11-06 10:20
Mauricio Pellegrino (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino blamed a lack of finishing for Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Burnley in a Premier League match at St Mary’s.

Sam Vokes scored a late winner for the Clarets as the Saints suffered their first loss in four, which was still enough to drop them down to 13th in the standings.

"If you watched the game we were better than them in all different areas, every aspect and every moment, but not in converting chances," Pellegrino told Sky Sports.

"They had this cross, the only one on target, and they converted that was for me was too much. But football can be about efficiency and we had to leave with this pain but its part of our job.

"Even when we play a good side like Burnley we created good chances to score but in the only aspect they were better than us was in the efficiency.

"We did much more to try and win the game, more than them. We controlled the ball, the situation.

"We defended in set-plays and aggressive in our defending but in this header that was really good they were did it well but this is part of football."

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