Southampton coach has his say on the devastating result against Leicester City.

In acknowledgement to the 9-0 loss at home to Leicester City on Friday, Southampton players and coaches have decided to make a gesticulation to prove their regret to the fans.

They’ve decided to donate their wages from the matchday to charity.

A statement read: “Southampton Football Club’s first-team players and coaching staff have announced they will be donating their wages from last Friday to Saints Foundation.

“The squad has been in at Staplewood Campus throughout the weekend, working on putting things right for the club’s supporters.

“As the first step towards that, the group has decided that they wish to donate their wages from the day of the Leicester game to Saints Foundation, in order to help the vital work that is conducted by the charity.

Saints Foundation works with 12,000 young people and adults of all ages every year, using the power and passion of sport to transform lives.

“The players and staff are now directing all their energy and focus towards the two games in Manchester this week.”

Leicester‘s win saw them move second in the table behind Liverpool – taking the record for the biggest away victory in English top-flight history in the process.

It is also the joint-largest victory in the league alongside Manchester United’s 9-0 demolition of Ipswich in 1995.

Ryan Bertrand was sent off after just 12 minutes but Hasenhuttl insisted the red was no excuse for his side’s display.

He told Sky Sports: “It would be easy to say the red card after 10 minutes was to blame but I think it’s not normal to discuss every goal and every high of the result.

“I take 100 per cent responsibility for this result today and it was no performance from my team, this cannot happen in this way.

“The best thing in the stadium – besides the opposition – was the crowd who stayed in the stadium. How they acted is more than we deserve and I apologise for this no performance today.”

The defeat sent Southampton, who lost Ryan Bertrand to an early red card, into the relegation zone, while Leicester stayed third in the table, eight points behind leaders Liverpool.


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