Jay Rodriguez made his return for Southampton after seven months on the sidelines through injury and admitted that although he felt good, he’s disappointed not to have scored.
The Saints won the match against Aston Villa 4-2 and the forward was pleased to make his return after so long out due to his ankle surgery.
The 26-year-old has a long road in front of him when it comes to returning to full fitness; when an athlete is out for so long, it’s not as straightforward as just allowing the initial injury to heal. It’s building your muscles and stamina back to where they were, fending off setbacks and dealing with the mental strain of being sidelined.
Fortunately for Saints’ fans, he looks to be well on his way.
Watch Rodriguez’s interview in full below.