Southampton’s manager, Russell Martin, acknowledged that his team faced a shaky moment during the match against Preston North End before securing a thrilling draw. Despite taking an early lead through Kyle Walker-Peters, they conceded goals to Milutin Osmajic and Brad Potts, falling behind in the second half.
In the dying seconds, a dramatic corner led to Ched Evans scoring an own goal, securing a 2-2 draw for Saints. Russell Martin described the first 30 minutes as controlled and excellent but pointed out that lapses on either side of half-time cost them.
He emphasized the importance of sticking to the game plan and learning from their experiences to make the most of future opportunities. Martin also discussed the reasons behind making several changes in the lineup, including fitness concerns and injuries. Despite the challenges, he expressed his delight with earning a point and looked forward to the next game to complete a successful week.