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Southampton boss Jones 'really proud' after Newcastle Cup semi defeat

Southampton boss Nathan Jones praised his players after defeat to Newcastle in their Carabao Cup semifina.

Newcastle now hold the advantage in the two-leg semifinal thanks to Joelinton's goal.

Jones said, "I am really proud of the level of performance. These are a top side, big physical and athletic. They have had time to recruit and recruited that way and they are a real tough side to play against.

"I thought we were excellent. They had a couple of big chances and we had a couple of big chances. For us to compete and be like we were it shows we have come a long way and in the second half we went after the game. We really stepped it up.

"We just lacked a little bit of quality in terms of wide areas, once we get that confidence and get one or two in we will be a different threat. I am really proud of them."



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