Pellegrino apologises for Saints display

By SFC Media time Sun 11 Mar Newcastle v Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Mauricio Pellegrino

Mauricio Pellegrino issued an apology to the Southampton supporters after seeing his team fall to a 3-0 defeat at Newcastle on Saturday.

Kenedy opened the scoring inside 63 seconds and doubled his tally before half-time, while Matt Ritchie added a third just shy of the hour to kill the game.

Pellegrino admitted his team were well below par, but insists Saints are “still alive” with eight games remaining to preserve the club’s Premier League’s status.

“I would like to say sorry to our fans, because we couldn’t show the value of the club,” he said.

“We couldn’t represent our club at this level, but we have eight games to go and we are still alive.

“We are still in a position that we can change to save the season. We’ve got the FA Cup now and we’ve got three weeks to prepare for the next Premier League game. 

“When you are in a difficult situation you have to be together, you need togetherness in the club.

“In football, it is like this. It’s really sad when you don’t get positive results and everybody looks worse than they are.

“This is part of our life, but we have to keep going.”

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