Saints bury bad Le­ices­ter hid­ing

The Citizen (KZN) - - Sport - Lon­don

– Southamp­ton man­ager Ralph Hasen­huettl has hailed his squad’s men­tal­ity and char­ac­ter for how they bounced back from Oc­to­ber’s 9-0 hum­bling by Le­ices­ter City that threat­ened to de­rail their Pre­mier League cam­paign.

Le­ices­ter’s win over 10-man Southamp­ton at St. Mary’s Sta­dium was the big­gest ever top flight away win in English soc­cer and it left the Saints in the rel­e­ga­tion zone with the worst goal dif­fer­ence in the league.

How­ever, Southamp­ton have tight­ened up con­sid­er­ably since that hu­mil­i­a­tion, con­ced­ing only 13 goals in 11 games, and have moved up to 12th in the standings ahead of to­day’s trip to Le­ices­ter.

“We had a mo­ment we will never for­get,” Hasen­huettl said. “Now, two months later, you must say that this can be an im­por­tant re­sult for us, es­pe­cially when we show the right re­ac­tion.” –

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