Benitez was told of our poor record at St. Mary’s yesterday, and since the Saints were promoted in 2012 we have lost all our four games there by a cumulative score of 13-1.
The good news is that we scored that one goal when we were there last year.
We have won only once at St. Mary’s Stadium since it opened back in 2001 and that was back in the 2003-2004 season under Sir Bobby Robson, when we won 3-0 with goals from Dyer (2) and Robert.
But the way we have been playing we can win this game if we can get a goal.
The Saints have found it hard o score this season with only 5 goals from their 7 league games.
Rafa Benitez at his press conference
They are 2 points behind Newcastle with 8 points, so that’s decent.
This is what Rafa said yesterday when told about our record at St. Mary’s:
“Sometimes the stats mean nothing,”
“Because you change the players, the managers, you change the environment and the time, so everything is different.”
“You have a bad record, but everything is different, so hopefully the score is different, too.”
“You need to know that it will not change everything.”
That’s a good approach from the manager for the game tomorrow and not doing well in the past can also be a positive for our lads.
It would be excellent if we can win this game tomorrow afternoon.
Howay The Lads!!