Nov 2, 2013 at 3pm UK at ‚Äčbet365 Stadium
StokeStoke City
1-1
Southampton
Begovic (1')
Walters (48'), Huth (80'), Cameron (88')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Rodriguez (41')
Lovren (77')

Mauricio Pochettino hails team character

Pochettino hails team character
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Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino hails his team's character as they grab a 1-1 draw away to Stoke City in the Premier League.

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino has praised the character of his team as they came from a goal down to earn a 1-1 draw away at Stoke City in the Premier League this afternoon.

Stoke went ahead through a bizarre wind-assisted goal scored by goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, before Jay Rodriguez converted a cross to grab his side a point.

"We were very unlucky, we were one-nil down in the first 15 seconds so it was hard to take that," Pochettino told Sky Sports News.

"But after that we were prepared, we showed that we had good character, good personality and we did well after that. I just think it was an unlucky play, it was a very complicated match overall.

"I think the pitch was not up to par today - the wind was very strong but I'm not here to make any excuses. It was just a very tough match, a very tough day at the office and we did our best today, we showed very good character."

Pochettino's Southampton side are currently fifth in the Premier League table.

Jay Rodriguez of Southampton scores their first goal past Asmir Begovic of Stoke City during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Southampton on November 02, 2013
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