Southampton employer Ralph Hasenhuttl states he takes complete duty for his side’s record-equalling Premier League defeat by Leicester, explaining the outcome as “dreadful”.
The Austrian apologised to house fans after Friday’s 9-0 thrashing, which saw them drop into the transfer zone.
” The efficiency was a disaster today and I have to apologise and take 100%responsibility,” he stated.
” I’ve never seen a group act like this, there was no defend anything.”
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Leicester’s margin of triumph matches Manchester United’s 9-0 win against Ipswich in 1995.
Hasenhuttl, 52, led Southampton to safety last season after taking control of with the club 18 th in the Premier League, however they are now winless in 5 matches.
The Saints have won just two times in the league in 10 games this season, with 6 beats and two draws, and now sit third from bottom.
Hasenhuttl continued: “It was dreadful to view and everybody who remained to view is truly a fan of this football club. Leicester were in every part of the game better than us.
” I’m a happy man but the way we play today is not the method I wish to see my team play. We should get our direct and that is my job in the next few days.
” I stated we should play to the eleventh hour however I can comprehend why the fans that left. All of us must to do everything to pull this back.”
When asked what was stated to the gamers after the video game, Hasenhuttl responded: “There is nothing I wish to mention here in front of the camera – we keep that for in the dressing space.”
‘ Stuff of headaches’
A dejected-looking Hasenhuttl emerged from the dressing space before his players for the start of the second half, with his side already trailing 5-0.
And striker Nathan Redmond echoed his supervisor’s evaluation of Southampton’s humiliating 90 minutes.
” It was an awkward efficiency, the stuff of nightmares and one of the poorest since I have actually been at the club,” Redmond said.
” We yielded objectives far too quickly and will have to debrief that whole game from start to end up tomorrow.
” We need to do much, much better. I think we had a few players out of position after the sending-off and we attempted to handle it as finest we could.
” There are the important things we require to look at but it was an embarrassing performance.”
How bad was it? The numbers
- This was Southampton’s greatest ever defeat as an English league side in all competitors in their history
- Southampton’s previous record top-flight defeat came at Everton in 1971 (0-8)
- Southampton had formerly lost 7-1 two times in the Premier League to Liverpool (January 1999) and Everton (November 1996)
- Southampton have had a gamer sent out off in each of their last 3 league meetings with Leicester, ending up being the first side to receive a red card in 3 or more successive Premier League video games versus a single side considering that Newcastle versus Liverpool in May 2014 (four in a row)
‘ Insufficient players were behind their supervisor’ – reaction
Previous Everton midfielder Leon Osman on BBC Radio 5 Live:
From Southampton’s viewpoint, apart from Bertrand’s red card, not one other gamer received a yellow card tonight, they were so passive. They simply allowed Leicester to play them off the park and they was worthy of everything they got tonight.
They were so passive, defending survival. They need to go out there. You can ensure your effort, get about the pitch, put a tackle in, devote a nasty. Tonight not lots of gamers showed they lagged their supervisor.
Former Stoke and West Brom manager Tony Pulis on BBC Radio 5 Live:
They resembled shadow boxing, they never took their gloves off. You try and be useful however the next couple of days I would seriously be looking at how simple Leicester found it. Southampton looked abysmal in their own last third.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher told Sky Sports:
A few of those players were a disgrace. It was an absolutely disgraceful efficiency that will reverberate around the Premier League.
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville included on Sky Sports:
Some groups have a lot more durability and cope much better with losing a guy – however they looked so vulnerable.
You feel for them when the stadium’s empty. The fans here, I constantly believed they ‘d stay with the team, however they were booing them at half-time and at the end. Most had left, we should have had 5 or six thousand in at the end. That’ll be a real concern.
‘ My kid’s first video game’ – how you responded
Mike S Watchet: 4 traffic-strewn hours to bring my Saints fan boy to his first video game for a very first half like that. Football is vicious. So terrible.
Charlie: Season ticket holder on honeymoon who never ever misses a video game. What a video game to miss out on. Hassenhuttl out remarks are way off the mark, he has actually been hamstrung with a bad squad due to dreadful board choices. Problems lie at the top.
Anders Svensson: We are a man down, however lack of effort from these clowns is what is getting me. Can’t do essentials. Every male and his canine understood we needed a commanding centre back in the summer, we spend what little money we do have on gamers like Adams to sit on the bench.
Celebcelery: Fingers will be pointed at Ralph Hasenhuttl however it’s the gamers on the pitch who have raised the white flag. Shocking protecting which has absolutely nothing to do with being down to 10 males.
Martin Tooth: Utter humiliation. And the worst aspect of it is that if we hadn’t offered the family silver and failed to properly replace it, we might be doing what Leicester are doing. An outrageous night for our club.