Southampton defender Wesley Hoedt has called for togetherness after their 2-0 defeat to Watford.

The Saints lost to Watford on Saturday, their first defeat of the Premier League season.

Southampton had drawn with Swansea and Huddersfield and beat West Ham in their opening three league fixtures.

They struggled against a Watford team that appeared far more organised and prepared for the game.

Fraser Forster has come under fire after Abdoulaye Doucouré and Daryl Janmaat both scored from long-range, with many feeling he should have done better with both shots.

Hoedt made his debut for Southampton at the back, playing alongside Jack Stephens, and did little wrong.

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Despite his fairly solid display, it was a bitterly disappointing result for the club, with Hoedt now calling for everyone to pull together to head in the right direction.

Speaking to Southampton’s website, Hoedt said this:

We didn’t concede that much, only two shots on goal, but we need to do much better and improve. That’s the only thing we can do now. Stick together and improve.

I think everybody needs to look in the mirror today.

Everybody needs to see what they did wrong and see where they can improve, that’s the most important thing.

Then on Monday as a group we need to speak about it and keep moving forward and improving together.

Hoedt could be given another chance to keep a clean sheet next weekend, when Southampton travel to play Crystal Palace.