Ralph Hasenhuttl has said that the Southampton paid the price for being “too comfortable” during their draw against Derby County.
The Saints squandered a two-goal lead as Frank Lampard’s men went onto score twice to draw their FA Cup contest and set up a rematch.
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has said that his side paid the price for being “too comfortable” against Derby County in their FA Cup match as the Saints squandered a two-goal lead to see Frank Lampard’s team come from behind and draw the match. This result also sees the Rams set up a rematch with the South Coast club.
Speaking to the media after the match, Hasenhuttl said, “I think we showed 60 very good minutes but then we felt too comfortable, I think.”
He added, “It’s a Cup game and a typical one because the opponent never gives up fighting to come back. It was sloppy losing the ball before the 2-1 and not that sharp defending that we have to and the opponent makes two goals. At the end I have seen two teams who both want to win, chances here, chances there, so we have to do it once again.”
The Austrian gaffer also said, “They felt for my opinion too comfortable after the 2-0 because it was a very good performance until that moment. After the break the opponent tried to pay with more long balls because they felt with our midfield pressing there was no way to go through and they changed a little bit their tactic. For a long time we didn’t give any chances away and after the 2-0 they felt too sure they win the game.”