Despite being the better team in the opening 45 minutes and going in at the break ahead, we were unable to hold our advantage and eventually succumbed to a late equaliser after retaking the lead, with the match ending 3-3.
Having come so close to taking all three points, there was obviously an element of frustration for Lampard that his players weren’t able to see out the game with their lead intact, having performed so well in the first half.
‘I’m frustrated and the players are,’ he said. ‘They would be because the first half was as good as we’ve played this season. We played some great football, got two goals, could have had more.
‘When you concede before half-time you know that changes the tone of the game a lot. And then we got 3-2 up and we concede again late on from a free-kick. It’s disappointing. You want to pick up the points at home against teams like Southampton, but you have to respect that they’re a very good team that can make it very difficult for you. And when they made it difficult in the second half we could have certainly dealt with it better.
‘They were the better side in the second half and on the flip side we were much better in the first half, when I think we could have really put the game beyond Southampton with more goals, but we conceded late on which can happen.’