Southampton ran out 2-0 winners at Stevenage after a somewhat fortuitous opener in first half injury time and a second goal on the break with 20 minutes remaining.
Our best chances fell to Shaq Coulthirst with the score at 1-0 at the start of the second half but the striker fired narrowly wide on both occasions.
“We weren’t as bright have we have been in our recent run, but you have to realise it has been a fantastic run,” said coach Ugo.
“I thought we had the better players. Kyle Walker-Peters was excellent, Cameron Carter-Vickers the best centre-half on show, Andros Townsend showed a great attitude again and Harry Winks was bright, industrious, he showed a lot of intent and hopefully he now has a part to play (for the first team against Monaco) on Thursday.
“But we lost and it was a big learning curve. The disappointing thing was that when you are not playing well technically we spoke about percentage football, second balls, locking them in so it becomes much tighter. We also have to defend the wide free-kick better.
“I don’t think it was a 2-0 game really. It’s disappointing the run has come to an end, but we’ve played very well since September and we needed a bit of luck, the rub of the green, ten it might have been different.”