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Southampton Captain Reflects on Drawing 2-2 with Crystal Palace

Southampton Captain Reflects on Drawing 2-2 with Crystal Palace

James Ward-Prowse had mixed feelings about last night’s tied Crystal Palace-Southampton outcome after the Saints diminished in the second half. After we covered the Wednesday fixture’s match report in football today, Southampton captain reflects on drawing 2-2 with Crystal Palace.

James Ward-Prowse, the captain for the away team of Southampton, was one of the scorers yesterday. His goal, and then Armando Broja’s, accomplished Saints’ turnaround from being one down after Wilfried Zaha’s early opener to 1-2.

However, Jordan Ayew scored a 65th-minute equalizer for the hosts; so, eventually, Crystal Palace and Southampton reached a 2-2 draw.

Southampton Captain Reflects on Drawing 2-2 with Crystal Palace

Therefore, though initially falling behind after just two minutes at Selhurst Park, the Saints managed to retaliate at Selhurst Park.

And now, Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse, who scored through a trademark free-kick, reflects on this positive performance

Talking to the club’s official website, the Saints captain said: “It wasn’t the ideal start.

“We knew it would be a tough place to come and overcome the crowd.

“It was quite difficult in those early moments, but I think we showed good character and a bit of grit to us tonight to come to a tough place and get over that one goal advantage.

“We reacted really well. We were solid in the game. We had a clear game plan and that really stifled them and gave us a good opportunity to get back into the game.”

“It’s always hard to concede a goal within the first few minutes but you have to stick to the game plan,” Ward-Prowse then went on to explain in further detail. “We didn’t panic, we knew what we had in our minds would work and it did.”

He continued to say, however: “I think ultimately we didn’t do enough to quite win the game. It was a sloppy goal in the second half but we come away with a point and it’s a good point.

“I don’t think we really created enough to win the game. Defensively, it was a really sloppy goal to concede. We dug in there, we didn’t control the game as much as we wanted to and that ultimately cost us the game.”

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