Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl defended his team’s style of play following the 3-1 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.
His post-match comments were relayed by reliable reporter Dan Sheldon, which led to a number of Saints fans hitting out at Hasenhuttl on social media.
Southampton conceded two late goals at Stamford Bridge following James Ward-Prowse’s red card in the second half after the captain had earlier levelled the scores from the spot. The result means the Saints are still yet to win in the Premier League this season and sit 17th in the table going into the October international break.
Hasenhuttl was asked following the defeat about the way his team plays and defended his style, claiming that it is ‘nice to watch’ as he said: “Why should we change? It’s also nice to watch. I’m not a fan of parking the bus against the big teams.”
Are you Ralph in or Ralph out?
Southampton fans react
Here is what these Saints supporters had to say in reply, with many not happy and one labelling the manager’s response as ‘strange’.
“Yeah I love watching us lose even though we look good sometimes. I’d rather big Sam in atm.. at least we’re probably win a few games. RALPH OUT!”
“Is this a joke? Just because it’s ‘nice to watch’ doesn’t mean the loyal fans don’t mind us losing every week. Change because it doesn’t work, we can’t score and never win? That’s good enough reasons for me. 6 points needed from Leeds and Burnley and nothing less.”
“So we win 5 out of 33 league games and he doesn’t want to change anything ?? Seriously ????”
“Strange thing to say – we’re not that exciting to watch, mush.”
“Better to park the bus than taking a ride down to the Championship. Poor tactics.”
“Who exactly, apart from Ralph himself, is enjoying watching us play?”
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