Ralph Hasenhuttl has said that Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s red card is a disaster for Southampton.
The midfielder was sent off in the last match against Manchester City as the Saints succumbed to a 1-3 defeat at the St Mary’s Stadium.
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has said that midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s red card against Manchester City is a disaster for the Saints. The player was sent off the pitch after he committed a dangerous tackle on City midfielder Fernandinho. This will lead the Southampton skipper to serve a suspension of four matches, including the ones against Chelsea, Leicester City, Everton and the FA Cup contest against Derby County.
Hasenhuttl said, “The worst thing that could happen is that we lose one player. I put Oriol off and brought Valery on and we played with the young guys and Prowsey made a good job in the centre also and then came the worst moment of the evening – a red card for Pierre. It hurts us a lot. It’s a disaster for me. It was silly tackle on 85 minutes against Manchester City with the score at 3-1 where the game is gone normally. This tackle hurts us a lot because we miss him because he’s one of the best players we have at the moment in the centre so that hurts us enough.”
Southampton are currently standing on the 17th position in the league table and have won only three of their 20 matches so far this term, two of which have come in their second and third match under the tutelage of Ralph Hasenhuttl.
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