Southampton: Ruben Selles spotted fuming at Elyounoussi
Southampton manager Ruben Selles was spotted fuming at winger Mohamed Elyounoussi during Saturday’s vital 1-0 victory over Leicester City.
The Lowdown: Saints seal must-win…
Selles’ men secured a must-win over Premier League relegation rivals Leicester at the weekend, a match which could well be crucial in determining their top flight survival.
Midfielder Charly Alcaraz grabbed the game’s only goal ten minutes before half time with Southampton doing enough to shut the visitors out and confirm a huge three points.
During the match, however, Selles was spotted unimpressed with Southampton’s general play with one squad member in particular baring the brunt.
The Latest: Selles spotted angry with Elyounoussi…
At a time where the Saints were clinging on, resisting the Leicester onslaught, journalist Jacob Tanswell spotted Selles ‘really not happy’ Southampton’s carelessness in possession.
The St. Mary’s coach ‘slapped his thighs’ at Elyounoussi specifically after he sloppily lost the ball, especially with the home side sinking deeper and deeper in their half.
The Verdict: Unscathed…
The south coast side came through unscathed but came close to conceding on a number of occasions, with Leicester even striking the crossbar very, very late on.
Southampton supporters were dealt some scary moments as the Foxes also had a free kick right on the edge of the box and worked for corner after corner in the last few minutes.
Game management is a key aspect of football, especially in a division as ruthless as the top flight, and Selles will surely be addressing that to his team after a hard-fought victory.
Had Southampton retained the ball slightly better, there perhaps would’ve been fewer heart-in-mouth moments.