Ralph Hasenhuttl demands Southampton response to Arsenal defeat

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Southampton decreased 2-0 at home to the Gunners last time out.

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl anticipates a response from the meek and completely preventable defeat to Arsenal when his side head to relegation-threatened Watford.

Having actually returned from the coronavirus suspension with a bang, Saints failed to construct on their 3-0 win at Norwich when Mikel Arteta’s Gunners came to town on Thursday.

Alex McCarthy’s godawful pass talented Eddie Nketiah the opener and a funny of mistakes enabled Joe Willock to finish up a 2-0 triumph for Arsenal at St Mary’s.

Hasenhuttl regreted those errors and an absence of strength against the Gunners and completely anticipates a response at Vicarage Roadway.

“When you compare it to the Norwich game, for example, then we had half the sprint distance (as) against Norwich,” the Saints boss stated.

” You can argue that it was a bit hotter, however this can not be the reason that.

” When you understand our game and how extreme we desire to take it, then it is rather essential for us to have high-speed running.

” This is why we didn’t have a lot of ball wins in the opposition half and it takes too long to win possession in the challengers’ half.

” Then you had some possibilities, however the possibilities are not so excellent in the shift situation.

” We remained in possession for too long and didn’t have possibilities of quality which’s not since the opponent was so strong, we should be self-critical and accept at the minute that at home we do not show the very same routines as we show in away games.

” We have to be encouraged and this is not a question of the number of points we have.

” We understand every win offers us the possibility to climb up the possibility and the table will exist till completion of the season.

” There is no factor to be not encouraged. Then it should be adequate to be encouraged, if we have a game for 3 points in the Premier League.

“I can tell you this defeat we had was absolutely something that will make us show a reaction at the weekend.”

Saints rest on 37 points ahead of the journey to Watford and Hasenhuttl is searching for the table instead of stressing about being drawn into the transfer zone.

“We are 10 points ahead (of the relegation zone) I think, but as long as we have looked at 40 we know that we are not 100 per cent sure,” he stated.

” We do not think excessive about whether we are safe or not since it offers us the sensation perhaps of leaningback We do not desire to lean back.

” I think we were dissatisfied about the game since there were more possibilities for us, specifically in the second half where we played a bit much better, however in general we invested inadequate.

“We were pushing for the goal enough and gave the goals away, conceding too easily, and it wasn’t quite like the performance in the first round (at Norwich).”

Jack Stephens will miss out on the journey to Vicarage Roadway following his sending-off against Arsenal– a match Sofiane Boufal missed out on with a thigh problem.

Moussa Djenepo this weekend serves the final match of a 3-game restriction for his March red card against Newcastle.

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