Nathan Jones speaks of Onuachu's impact despite defeat to Brentford

Published on: 05 February 2023

Southampton boss, Nathan Jones has revealed the club's newbies made some form of difference in their match against Brentford on Saturday, reports.

It was another loss for the Saints at the Gtech Community Stadium losing by three goals to nil in a match Jones criticised the attitude of his players.

“Really poor,” he said. “At spells in the first half we weren’t aggressive, didn’t play quick enough and didn’t play with any tempo, and when we did we looked the better side, but defending our box we have to be better.

“They ran harder than us, outrun us, outworked us, and then when they put the ball in the box they looked more threatening than us

However, the Southampton Boss had a different say of his new signings- Paul Onuachu and Kamaldeen Sulemana who came into the game at the break brought something different to game against Brentford.

He believes if the team play with them, the squad will be better.

“They made a difference,” he said. “They gave us an impetus and we looked better, put more balls in the box and were a better team.

“Late on, they only put one ball in the box, people go to sleep, don’t follow a runner, don’t compete and get a free header from six, seven yards. We didn’t have any free headers from six seven yards. You have to defend your box better. It happened before I came, they didn’t defend the box well, and we’ve tried to improve that but it didn’t show today.”

Southampton take on Wolves next in the English Premier League and Onuachu who joined on transfer deadline day for €18 million from Genk looks set for his first start on Saturday.

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