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'We need everyone to be together and to fight'

After four straight defeats, confidence levels are understandably low.

Laurent Koscielny captained the side as we lost 2-1 at Brighton on Sunday, and he says that now is the time for everyone to pull together.

"We know we're in a bad situation, a bad period," he said. "We tried but nothing is with us. We tried to fight [at the Amex Stadium] and play football but you could see the confidence is very down. 

"It will come back slowly. It is a bad period but we need everyone at this club – players, staff and fans – to be together and to fight to stay the highest we can. 

"It is very difficult but football is like this. Now you focus on the next game, to prepare well. You need to put your head down and work.
 
"It will be very hard to finish in the top four. We've had a bad period and have not had the results we wanted. We lost our confidence a little bit and on the pitch we didn't have the confidence we need to push ourselves more and to play well with the ball.

"We miss a lot of passes but we need to stay together, to fight together. We need to win to have more freedom on the pitch and we need to stay together. It is important to have everyone behind us."