Why the draw against Burnley was a positive result for the Saints
Southampton FC had a draw result against Burnley on Matchweek 9. Tino Livramento and Armando Broja scored a goal apiece to keep pace with Maxwel Cornet’s brace for Burnley. This was a positive result for the Saints even though it ended in a 2-2 draw.
The Saints had a mixed performance but they still managed to salvage a point. Southampton has had multiple draws so far in the 2021-22 season which is a slight disappointment. However, it shows that the Saints can play on both sides of the pitch. They need to improve but there are some positive signs for the club.
Southampton is in 16th place as they have had five draws so far this season. They have only won one match but the Saints are in good form. They need to keep this up so they can win more matches in the future. The Saints have a good schedule moving forward with Watford as the next match is on the 30th of October.
Tino had a stellar performance
At just 18 years of age, Tino is a bright prospect from the Chelsea system. He felt unwanted with the Blues but the Saints fully accepted him as their new starting full-back. He scored his first professional goal for the Saints in the game against Burnley.
After the match, Tino showed why he was so happy with the game. He said, ‘I feel like it [the goal] was coming. In the previous games maybe getting little half chances and obviously hitting the post today. I obviously would’ve preferred if that one went in but a goal’s a goal and I’m looking forward to helping the team with a few more goals moving forward… I kind of couldn’t take it all in because it happened so quickly but like I said a goal is a goal and I’m just happy to help the team’.
He admits that there has been a learning curve ever since he joined the Saints. Tino is making his name known with the Saints squad as he continues to show his skills on both defence and offence. He is a marauding full-back with his dribbling and shooting abilities but he is also strong on defence.
Ralph sees it as a big result
While they had another draw, Saints head coach Ralph Hasenhüttl was still pleased with the result. He knows that they were supposed to lose early on after Cornet’s first goal but they managed to save it. They turned it around as they managed to put two goals to Burnley’s net.
It also helps their morale since Burnley is mostly known for their defence and the Saints managed to score two goals. Ralph admits that there were some issues but he accepts that this is still a positive result for the young team.
Ralph said, ‘First half, very good. A lot of chances for our side but we only scored once. Then a good first ten minutes of the second half where we came out really good, very sharp… This team [Burnley] never gives up. They play a lot of long balls and are always a threat. We know this is tough to defend in some moments when you’re not really 100%. So in the end take a point and keep going’.
This will be a tough Saints team moving forward as they are motivated to perform better with the positive mindset they’re playing with.
Words: Cholo Martin