Gray: “It's One Point Earned”
Andre Gray admitted it was a point gained as Watford drew a frustrating game with Southampton at Vicarage Road on Tuesday night.
A win would have seen the Hornets go three points clear of Everton in seventh place in the Premier League table but after Shane Long scored the fastest goal on record after just 7.69 seconds, they had to settle for a share of the spoils after Gray bagged a late equaliser.
Nevertheless, the former Burnley man said that was the least the Golden Boys deserved after applying the pressure after Saints’ early strike.
Gray could have levelled almost straight after Long’s goal but saw Angus Gunn thwart him, while Roberto Pereyra was also denied in the second half by the visiting keeper.
“We didn’t have many clear-cut chances but, on a night where we were not at our best, we got a point,” said Gray.
“They outplayed us first half and had a lot of the ball. They were good on counterattack. It was tough for boys at the back when we were pushing for a goal.
“We knew we had to take risks to get ourselves back into it and that left Kaba [Christian Kabasele] one-on-one sometimes but he did fantastic.
“We were trying to find a way back into it and got one from a ricochet. It bounced around a bit, fell to me and I got something on it and maybe the keeper misjudged it.
“It's one point earned. We were losing and the game was getting on. Considering everything in the game, it was a good point and every one we get is massive for us.”