Southampton defender Jan Bednarek admitted that he was pleased with his performance on his Premier League debut but was ultimately left disappointed with the final result, as reported by the club’s official website.

The 22-year-old made his Premier League debut, coming in for the suspended Jack Stephens, and netted a goal in what was a fine performance.

Saints then blew a 2-0 lead to end up losing 3-2 to Chelsea, leaving them facing a real struggle to avoid dropping out of the top flight.

The Saints are five points adrift of safety in the Premier League now and face a real battle to preserve their place in the division with only five games left remaining.

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Having performed so well on his debut, Bednarek is likely to play a vital role for Saints between now and the end of the season. He spoke of the disappointment following the loss to Chelsea in the Premier League:

I was really happy that I could help the team and become a Premier League player. But now I am not because on my debut we have lost, and the result is the most important thing.

It’s really nice to score a goal, but it’s about the score after the game and we’ve conceded three goals. We need to improve but I think we can get points in the next games.

We were really compact and we worked really hard and that was the positive side of the game. We have to improve some simple things then we will be better.