Southampton’s Mohamed Elyounoussi has urged everyone at the club to learn from the 6-1 defeat to Manchester City in their latest Premier League match, according to a report on the Daily Echo.
The midfielder came on in the second half at the Etihad Stadium and believes that the team need to put the loss behind them as quickly as possible.
A mixture of terrible defending and brilliant attacking from City led to the downfall of Southampton, who couldn’t handle the skill and pace of Pep Guardiola’s men.
But Elyounoussi believes the Saints can pick themselves back up. He said:
It’s a tough one to take but we have to learn from it and do better. We played against a good team who have a good record at home.
We tried our best but after they scored an early goal it made it even harder, but credit to the guys who were really trying and working hard.
It’s a mental thing. We want to forget about this game and start looking ahead to the next one to get in the right mindset.
It shouldn’t be hard to pick ourselves up after this loss and everyone has to look inside themselves and pick themselves up in time for the next game.
The Saints host high-flying Watford at the Saint Mary’s Stadium this Saturday and Mark Hughes knows that he needs a positive result from that match to begin to ease pressure on his future.