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Southampton boss Hasenhuttl: Slow start cost us

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl felt a slow start wrecked their chances in defeat to Bournemouth.

Nathan Ake and Harry Wilson scored first-half goals with Callum Wilson clinching the win late on after James Ward-Prowse gave the Saints hope.

“The first half was too bad to get a point," said Hasenhüttl.

“We lost this game in the first half. We haven't showed a few of the qualities we showed in the last games.

“The second half was completely different. We really tried to stress them, we won nearly every second ball and 26 shots on goal in 90 minutes is also not so bad, but these stats are not so interesting.

“What's interesting is the goals, but we couldn't score more today, so it was not the result we wanted."

The Saints boss continued: “We knew it would be a difficult game today and we knew Bournemouth are strong in counter-attacks.

“They didn't have that many chances, but for the first one from the corner, we lost one duel in the centre and it's a goal.

“We invested a lot. I think everybody saw that we tried until the last minute to turn the table, but in the end we didn't. We have to keep our heads up and move forward."

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