Saints stopper calls for focus
Jos Hooiveld claims Southampton must learn to stay focused after being hit on the break by Wigan during Saturday's 2-0 home defeat.
The Saints central defender was disappointed after Nigel Adkins' men crashed to a defeat in their first top-flight match at St Mary's in seven years. Hooiveld felt Southampton were in control for large spells of the game, but took their eye off the ball at key moments which allowed the Latics to snatch the three points courtesy of goals from Franco Di Santo and Arouna Kone. "You think you're in control of the game, then one break and it's a goal," he said afterwards. "That is something that we have to be very careful of, be very concentrated and also as a unit we have to progress in that." Hooiveld added: "The thing that I now realise, two games in, is that as soon as people drop a couple of percentages in their concentration you are going to get punished, like the first goal for example. "We controlled the game quite okay until that moment, then you know it's going to be difficult. "They will be behind the ball and it's difficult to break them down and the second goal you don't really count it."