Southampton Manager Apologizes To The Fans for Leicester Demolition

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Ralph Hasenhuttl, the manager of the Southampton Football club, has said sorry to the fans after his side suffered an absolute demolition at the hands of the visiting Leicester City.

Southampton lost one of their players in the 12th minute of the game as Ryan Bertrand was shown the red card by the referee, but Hasenhuttl wasn’t of the view that the red card was the reason why Leicester conceded 9 goals.

Hasenhuttl didn’t try to run away with any excuse at all and held himself accountable for what he called “one of the darkest days” for Southampton Football Club.

According to Hasenhuttl, it was not an acceptable performance by any stretch of imagination. Once Bertrand went off, every time Leicester won the ball and attacked through the pitch, it resulted in a goal. The defence was all over the place.

It was as if the team gave up and when you get into that sort of mind-set, you invite a disastrous outcome. That’s what happened.

Husselhuttl reckons that the fans need to be appreciated because none of them left in the middle of the game. It was very difficult to stay as the home side was getting ripped apart, but the fans still decided to stay which was an incredible gesture.

“I take 100% responsibility for what happened. I want to say that I’m proud of the fans that were staying in the stadium until the end of the game because it was not easy to watch it for anybody who is a Southampton fan. We have to apologize for what happened” Hasenhuttl was quoted saying in the post-match press conference.

Leicester City, with this victory, have now gone past Manchester City to hold the second position in the Premier League points table, while Southampton are back into the relegation zone.

 


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