Another weekend, another defeat for Southampton.
Will Ralph Hasenhuttl walk away from Southampton?
This time, though, the disappointment was felt more than it had been before due to the position of the club’s opponents, Everton.
Saints have faced tough opposition during the opening four months of this Premier League campaign, and games against the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea, Leicester and Manchester City perhaps wouldn’t have been viewed as particularly winnable by the St. Mary’s faithful.
However, on Saturday against Everton – a team who, prior to kick-off, were just one space and three points ahead of their south coast opponents – they needed a win.
It wasn’t to be, however, after the same type of defensive errors which has plagued the club all season long reared their heads once again when it really mattered, and they ended up losing 2-1.
Ralph Hasenhuttl said after the game that his side had “no bravery to play football” against the Toffees and that it is “impossible to win a game” if you put in that sort of performance on home soil.
Here’s how Southampton fans reacted to the Austrian’s comments on Twitter:
Everyone keeps banging on about team selection. Who do we actually have that’s better than the team who played today. Our midfield is the issue. We never win the second ball in the middle of park, sloppy passes and no killer passes in any of them. There’s your issue.
— jeremy hood (@jeremyhood28) November 9, 2019
In my opinion it’s Ralph who has no courage!! He keeps setting the team up to try and be solid and not to lose yet it’s completely not working…he needs to be more attacking in our set up especially at home we need to take it to teams! No shots In the whole 1st half!! Pathetic
— michael smith (@msmith3110) November 9, 2019
Yes, if these 15 did the job in training … They are the ones to take the blame for not performing in the match #saintsfc
— Raul Vaid (@rvaid3) November 9, 2019
Sounds like he has lost the players
— Chris ODonnell (@ChrisOD301267) November 9, 2019
Yes. The players need to be accountable
— Scott (@Scotty_Ash78) November 9, 2019
Ralph’s last throw of the dice. Publicly blaming players. Never ends well.
— James Kibbey 🎬 (@blacksharkbytes) November 9, 2019
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