SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom- Cédric believes Southampton FC need their experienced players – himself included – to enforce the message that every remaining Premier League game is a cup final for the club.
Saints were six matches unbeaten in all competitions going into Sunday’s 2-0 home defeat to Liverpool at St Mary’s, but slipped back into the bottom three as a result.
It now means there are only 11 league games to play, and Cédric is calling on his teammates to take responsibility to ensure they get the wins necessary to stay up.
“We need to come together as a collective, not as individuals, and fight as one,” he said. “This is the only solution.
“We have experienced players. I include myself in that group, having been here for three years now, and I am trying to push for everyone.
“We need to come together, speak to everyone and push each other.
“Nobody will help us. The fans have been supporting us all the way, but it needs to come from us, our inside.
“Every game is a final for us. We don’t just need to play them, we need to win them.
“It’s our thought, and it’s the way we will face it. I will make sure I put this idea in every head.”
Southampton will travel to West Bromwich Albion FC on Saturday for an Emirates FA Cup last-16 fixture as the English Premier League takes a break, before resuming league duty with a tough away test at Burnley on February 24.
-Material used to compile this story sourced from official Southampton FC website, read more here