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Practice Makes Perfect – Graziano Pelle

Southampton players celebrate a goal

Southampton striker Graziano Pelle says that the Saints will keep striving for perfection after his winning goal sunk Queens Park Rangers 2-1 at St. Mary’s in Matchday 6 of the English Premier League.

Pelle scored with an acrobatic effort after Dusan Tadic’s header down in the 68th minute.

When asked about the significance of his latest strike, Italian striker Pelle said: “That’s why we work so hard every week to win games. We are enjoying a special beginning to the season but today, we showed again that even if we play a hard game in midweek – we were a bit tired – but again we got the three points.”

As he realised that the English Premier League is more demanding than the Dutch Eredivisie, Pelle believes he is adapting well to life at Southampton.

“It’s an amazing competition,” Pelle added.

“After the first two games, I realised I had to do more. Usually in Holland, I was winning by giving 80% but here you have to give 110%. Every time you have a good opponent – it doesn’t matter which team you come up against.”

“I believe in myself and I know the trainer believes in me. Again I thank my team-mates and the supporters. We’re playing amazing football and enjoying it. But we have to keep going – the season is long.”

When asked how long Saints can keep their run going, Pelle responded: “Before the game, we always say the 95 minutes is the most important thing.”

“We work hard during the week to be ready to win every game. We try to combine all together to create the perfect machine! Nothing’s perfect, but we’re trying.”

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