Patrick Vieira vowed to “be more demanding” within the supervisor’s chair following Crystal Palace’s early FA Cup exit on Saturday.
The Eagles had been semi-finalists at Wembley final marketing campaign however this time lasted only one match, going out with a whimper after a 2-1 third-round loss to Premier League bottom-dwellers Southampton at Selhurst Park.
The hosts created loads of alternatives however as soon as once more couldn’t discover the crowning glory and poor defending from Palace on both aspect of half-time kickstarted Saints’ comeback and sealed the Eagles’ destiny.
“I’m concerned, yes, worried no,” mentioned Vieira. “Again, (Saturday) you can see that at times we can play some really good football and we can create chances.
“And, again, the mindset has to be better. But to be better we need to work on that. And to work on that it will not happen in the next week or next month. That is a process that will take time.
“So it’s important for me as a manager, the staff, to be behind the players and to be more demanding, and to make them understand that taking your chances, it’s important in a game.
“When you look at the game (against Southampton), I think we created opportunities, we created chances, but when you don’t score you leave yourself open.”
Vieira’s Twelfth-placed aspect have netted 9 fewer Premier League objectives than Leicester, immediately beneath them within the desk, whereas 14th-placed Leeds have them crushed by eight.
Five of Palace’s 17 top-flight objectives have come from set items, whereas they rank fifteenth in large possibilities created thus far this season. They are tied with Chelsea and Everton on 20, nicely behind Manchester City (53) and Liverpool (47) who lead the competitors.
“I think at times, especially going into a counter-attack, there were some really good opportunities to create the one-versus-one,” Vieira mentioned after Saturday’s loss.
“Our sloppiness, I would say that time, they don’t create that opportunity for us.”
Saturday’s win was a lift for Nathan Jones’ struggling Southampton aspect, who subsequent host Manchester City in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup quarter-final.
Saints have already bolstered their ranks with Croatia worldwide Mislav Orsic, who on Friday signed from Dinamo Zagreb on a two-and-a-half 12 months deal.
While he’s unlikely to characteristic in opposition to City, the midfielder is considered one of what Jones hopes will probably be “three or four of real quality” additions within the January switch window.
“We just need a balance in the squad,” he mentioned. “I know famously someone said ‘you can’t win anything with kids’ but there’s some real talented players there that haven’t been used to playing Premier League football.
“And in time, they potentially could be world-class players. But in that time we have to get results, and we have to produce a squad and a culture that’s really positive and aggressive.
“That’s what we want to do. Wins will do that, a bit of experience will do that, and then a bit more continuity. That’s what we want. But our remit is to get players at the right time, so it’s not just all young players, it’s getting players at the right time so that they can produce for Southampton Football Club.”