Redmond: I should have had four goals

2017-01-12 12:12
Nathan Redmond.(Getty Images)

Southampton - Southampton match-winner Nathan Redmond felt he should have scored more than just one goal in Wednesday's EFL Cup semi-final first-leg clash with Liverpool at St Mary's.

The pacy winger proved to be a real thorn in the side of Liverpool's defence, but failed to add to his 20th-minute goal as the Reds survived the first-leg tie with just a one-goal deficit.

Nonetheless, he had plenty of positives to take away from the performance of the Saints.

"I should have had four today, on another day they might go in," Redmond told Sky Sports. "We got the win in the first leg so we take it on to the second leg."

The former Norwich City player was also quizzed over which of his missed chances he regretted the most.

"The first one and the last one," he said. "The last one I tried to be a bit too smart and just chip it over.

"I'll take those mistakes and try to put it right in training and the next game.

"We got a clean sheet and a win in the first leg so we'll take that on to the second.

"It's credit to the whole team, we've got to work hard for each other and we did that today."

Saints centre-back Virgil van Dijk, who wore the captain's armband on the night, echoed the sentiments of his team-mate.

Van Dijk said: "We won today and kept the clean sheet which is the most important thing.

"We played some good football at times, obviously Liverpool are a great team. We were good on the ball as well. It was a great team performance today.

"It's all about communication. They have a lot of movement up front and a lot of running so we really talked to each other and I think we did it really well and it's a good win to go to Anfield."

The Saints next travel to Turf Moor on Saturday where they will face a struggling Burnley side looking to avoid relegation.

Kick off is at 17:00.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.