Ralph Hasenhuttl has shared his anger with Moussa Djenepo and Kyle Walker-Peters after Southampton’s 2-1 defeat to Tottenham.
Hasenhuttl livid at Saints duo
The Saints were on the losing end of the result against Spurs on Wednesday despite taking the lead through Danny Ings in the first half. £11.7m-valued Djenepo (Transfermarkt) and £16.2m-valued Walker-Peters were both heavily involved for the two Spurs goals for all the wrong reasons.
Speaking after the match, Hasenhuttl shared his anger. He said (via Hampshire Live):
“The way we give games away, it is hard to understand to be honest.
“We are looking for ways to stop it but it is always the problem
“We stop pressing high, we stop winning the ball, we stop playing hard football, then we come under pressure and we make mistakes at the moment.
“We are unlucky but the final clearance of the ball is not there.
“It is an absolute disaster how we gave this away.
“With the second goal, Kyle can clear the ball and then Moussa makes a stupid tackle.
“I am not sure it was a penalty. He didn’t really touch him but yes, okay. They decided it was a foul. This is how it is.”
Mistakes regularly costing Saints
Once again, mistakes are costing Southampton points on a regular basis. To be 1-0 up and fail to even get a draw from the game is quite simply not good enough for the St. Mary’s Stadium outfit. It now means the Saints have won just two of their last 15 Premier League matches (Sky Sports), a truly abysmal record.
Should Hasenhuttl be sacked?
With a nine-point cushion over 18th place in the table with just six games left to play, Southampton should be safe this year in the top flight. However, given they started relatively well, this season has not been good enough and they could find themselves in a genuine fight for survival next term if this form continues.
Hasenhuttl is now under real pressure and, if he wants to keep his job on the south coast, he must help eradicate these ‘stupid’ mistakes as soon as possible.
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