Milivojevic disappointed in draw against Southampton

Luka Milivojevic
SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 30: Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace appaluds Match Referee Andre Marriner after being shown a yellow card which leads to his sending-off during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Crystal Palace at St Mary's Stadium on January 30, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace midfielder Luka Milivojevic is disappointed by the club’s draw against Southampton on Wednesday night.

The Eagles were held to a 1-1 draw at the St. Mary’s Stadium despite taking a first half lead through Wilfried Zaha. James Ward-Prowse equalized for the host in the 71st minute and Milivojevic feels Palace dropped two points.

Speaking after the match, he said, according to the club’s official website:

“I honestly think we dropped points today. There was ten minutes of the game remaining and they scored, it’s 1-1 and even after that we had one very good chance from a corner but looking over the 90 minutes I think we dropped the points.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Declan Rice of West Ham United challenges Max Meyer of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Ham United at Selhurst Park on February 9, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Why English is very important to Meyer

The Crystal Palace midfielder is learning English after leaving his native Germany for south London, and he believes this has made him become a better person.

However, the Serbia international also took positives from the game, insisting they were unlucky to have earned only one point.

“The first half we played well,” he said.

“We scored the goal and had some other chances and then [in the] second half they had more of the ball, had more possession but they didn’t create a lot. We defended and tried to counter them and had a few good chances to score a second goal and finish the game but we didn’t.”

“I think our front three players played a very good game today but after we conceded and then the red card we had to settle to take just the point.”