Boro Got The Needle On The Record!

Last updated : 23 August 2009 By Boro Mad

Gareth Southgate: "We have set high standards in the opening few games and if we want to get back up where we want to be as a club then we must stick to them.

"We had long spells of possession and maybe did not make that count as much as it should.

"And we maybe conceded possession too cheaply in important areas, especially later on and that made the game more difficult for ourselves than it should have been and we were hanging on a bit at the end when we should have been comfortable.

"We still need to tighten up, stay focussed and work hard. That said, it is nice to be sat on the top with 10 points and be talking about the need to improve."