Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl branded their 9-0 home thrashing by Leicester City a “disaster”.

The Foxes ran out 9-0 winners over the Saints at St Mary’s, with Youri Tielemans, Ayoze Perez (3), Jamie Vardy (3) and James Maddison all on the scoresheet.

Hasenhuttl said: “That was one of the tough ones tonight.

“The performance was a disaster today and I have to apologies and take 100 percent responsibility – I’ve never seen a team act like this, there was no fight for anything.

“It was horrible to watch and everyone who stayed to watch is really a fan of this football club. Leicester were in every part of the game better than us.

Ralph Hasenhüttl apologises after Southampton’s 9-0 defeat to Leicester

“I’m a proud man but the way we play today is not the way I want to see my team play. We must get our heads up and that is my job in the next few days.

“I said we must play to the last minute but I can understand why the fans that left. We all must to do everything to pull this back.

“I haven’t looked at the [Ryan Bertrand] red card but it doesn’t make any difference in this moment.

On what has been said after the game, he added: “There is nothing I want to speak of here in front of the camera – we keep that for in the dressing room.”


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