Southampton defender Hooiveld backs Boruc: We win and lose as team

Southampton defender Jos Hooiveld insists no-one inside the dressing room blames Artur Boruc for defeat at Arsenal.

Southampton defender Jos Hooiveld insists no-one inside the dressing room blames Artur Boruc for defeat at Arsenal.

The Pole's gaffe helped Olivier Giroud score the first of his two goals on Saturday.

"We are Southampton, we win as a team and we lose as a team," Hooiveld said on Saints Player.

"If somebody makes a mistake they put their hands up to say I could have done this or that, but it is never a blaming atmosphere.

"Next week the fans will be happy again if Artur makes a great save, so that is part of football."

There was, though, little sign of support from the goalkeeper's union by Arsenal stopper Wojciech Szczesny - a direct rival to Boruc within the Poland national team.

"I did not see what happened because I was focused on organising my back four and it was quite far away from me," he said.

"But I would rather give credit to Olivier for closing people down and trying to take advantage of other people's mistakes."

 
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