Sport: We were not far away - Hasenhuttl praises beaten Saints - - PressFrom - United Kingdom
  •   
  •   

SportWe were not far away - Hasenhuttl praises beaten Saints

23:00  02 march  2019
23:00  02 march  2019 Source:   goal.com

Hasenhuttl happy with Arsenal preparation

Hasenhuttl happy with Arsenal preparation Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl believes his side should be fully prepared ahead of their trip to Arsenal on Sunday afternoon, following two weeks of preparation. Saints travelled to Tenerife for a training camp following their defeat to relegation rivals Cardiff a fortnight ago and Hasenhuttl revealed the time spent both on and off the training pitches while away has been very beneficial for the squad. Hasenhuttl’s side could have moved five points clear of the relegation zone with a victory over Cardiff, but the Bluebirds scored a 93rd minute winner at St. Mary’s to leapfrog their opponents and push Saints into the relegation zone.

Ralph Hasenhuttl was proud of his Southampton players after they suffered a last-gasp 3-2 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday. "Mainly the first half but also in the second half we showed that we were very, very focused on our match plan and we wanted to get something here.

Ralph Hasenhuttl was proud of his Southampton players after they suffered a last-gasp 3-2 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday. United bounced back from Yan Valery's first-half opener for the Saints to lead 2-1, but James Ward-Prowse's stunning free-kick looked to have

We were not far away - Hasenhuttl praises beaten Saints © Getty Images Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl

Ralph Hasenhuttl was proud of his Southampton players after they suffered a last-gasp 3-2 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday.

United bounced back from Yan Valery's first-half opener for the Saints to lead 2-1, but James Ward-Prowse's stunning free-kick looked to have secured a precious point for the visitors.

Romelu Lukaku had other ideas, though, the Belgian's emphatic finish in the 88th minute securing all three points for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

"The guys are very, very disappointed after the game," Hasenhuttl told the club's official website.

Danny Ings to miss Spurs clash

Danny Ings to miss Spurs clash Southampton will still be without Danny Ings for this weekend’s visit of Spurs, with the striker still out with injury. Saints boss Ralph Hassenhuttl confirmed the news ahead of the matchup with Tottenham. Ings has been out of action since the 2nd February after picking up a hamstring injury in the draw with Burnley. Twitter: BREAKING: @SouthamptonFC manager Ralph Hasenhuttl says Danny Ings will not be fit to play @SpursOfficial on Saturda… https://t.

Ralph Hasenhuttl was proud of his Southampton players after they suffered a last-gasp 3-2 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday. "Mainly the first half but also in the second half we showed that we were very, very focused on our match plan and we wanted to get something here.

"The guys are very, very disappointed after the game," Hasenhuttl told the club's official website. Ward-Prowse praises Hasenhuttl following Spurs victory. And perhaps Hasenhuttl was understated himself in celebrating Saints ’ first goal of Sunday’s 3-2 win over Arsenal, but he made up for it on the

"They put everything on the pitch that was possible and gave a fantastic performance.

"Mainly the first half but also in the second half we showed that we were very, very focused on our match plan and we wanted to get something here.

"We were not far away from it and also at 2-1 we did not stop attacking them and creating chances.

"Ward-Prowse scored a fantastic free-kick, it was a gorgeous goal and it's a pity that Lukaku decided the game for them.

"To be proud is one thing but when you wake up tomorrow and you feel that you lost, nobody asks how you lost. No manager likes to lose and we had a big chance but it was not enough."

The defeat leaves Southampton in 17th place, two points above Cardiff City.

Read more

Ralph Hasenhuttl tipped to keep Southampton up.
Southampton legend David Peach has backed Ralph Hasenhuttl to keep the club in the Premier League and believes he holds the qualities needed to be a great manager. The Saints currently sit just two points above the relegation zone in 16th but have shown vast improvements since Hasenhuttl took charge at the start of December. Speaking to the Southern Daily Echo, Peach insisted he’s confident the Austrian is the right man to bring the good days back to St. Mary’s. “The manager’s come in at a difficult time but he’s done well. I think he can keep us up and do well next season. He’s got a bit of pedigree, he’s enthusiastic.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!