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POST-MATCH | WE NEED TO BUILD ON THAT SECOND HALF MOVING FORWARDS - RICHARDSON

3 February 2024

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POST-MATCH | WE NEED TO BUILD ON THAT SECOND HALF MOVING FORWARDS - RICHARDSON

3 February 2024

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Rotherham United head coach Leam Richardson believes his side need to show the battling credentials that they displayed in the second half of their 2-0 defeat to Southampton on Saturday.

The Millers were ultimately undone by two first half goals on the Saints' first visit to AESSEAL New York Stadium, but competed well against a side flying high in the second tier following the restart.

"Firstly, congratulations to Southampton. Like I said before the game, nothing happened that we didn't expect.

"I thought in the second half we were more competitive and more like us. The start of the game was disappointing - to concede a set play from three or four minutes in front of their fans and I think it took us 20-odd minutes to gather our thoughts and be competitive.

"I think they are one of, if not, the best team in the league so you expect a healthy challenge but we want to be better ourselves.

"Some things you can't legislate for and they're things you've got to learn from. Whether that is individually or collectively as a group.

"Southampton have come in with a plethora of players, including internationals, but we've got to compete like we did in the second half for a full game."


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