Davis thrilled with goal and three points

By SFC Media time Sat 03 Oct Club

Steven Davis heaped praise on the whole team as Southampton came from behind to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Davis grabbed his first goal in 602 days to level the scores after Willian’s opener, before Sadio Mané and Graziano Pellè found the back of the net in the second half to seal a memorable win.

The midfielder was delighted to find the target, and felt his goal gave the team a real belief just before half time to go on and win the game.

“I thought I’d save the goal for a good occasion,” Davis joked when talking to youtube.com/southamptonfc. “It has been a frustrating time, but I had a good chance early on and snatched at it.

“I was disappointed with that. It was a great lay-off from Graziano [Pellè] and it was nice to see it hit the back of the net. Hopefully it’s the start of a few more to come.

“I think getting the goal before half time meant the belief started to come back into us. We showed in the second half that we fully deserved the win and caused them a number of problems.

“It took us a little bit of time to find out feet in the game but it’s important we start to show the consistency that we did last season.

“It was nice to follow up the Swansea win with a big result here against Chelsea.”

Davis was thrilled with Saints’ second-half performance, as goals from Mané and Pellè ensured Ronald Koeman’s men of a famous win.

“I thought the second half was very good,” Davis added. “Sadio started to find pockets of space and we know he can cause all sorts of problems.

“We were unlucky not to go ahead before we did, but we kept plugging away.

“Defensively I thought every man did their job. It’s important you stay compact against a team like Chelsea.

“It was a great performance and a deserved three points.”

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