Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Insists Charlie Austin Remark Proves Players Care

Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has backed Charlie Austin following his angry rant after the Watford match claiming his reaction proves players do feel about their clubs.

Austin gave an angry post match interview after the Sants appeared to be robbed of a certain three points against Watford. Austin’s goal which could have been the difference maker was wrongly disallowed for offside and later the former QPR forward went on to blast the match officials and emphasized on the inclusion of VAR in the Premier League.

Southampton are just hanging over the relegation zone and the three points would have provided them with a big relief. The Saints will now take on Claudio Ranieri’s Fulham in the next game n a bid to recover their lost pride.

Hojbjerg said, “Charlie was raging and of course it can be a little bit funny.

“But I don’t think the whole situation is funny. What I can say about Charlie is I fully understand his emotion, and we spoke together as team-mates about what happened.

“Charlie’s interview shows that players do care. Believe me, we care a lot.

“It also shows that football is about emotions, and Charlie said what everyone saw and maybe what the Southampton shirts felt.”

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