Hasenhüttl: Hard to put into words

By SFC Media Sat 11 Jan Leicester City v Saints
Photo by Matt Watson | Ralph Hasenhüttl

Southampton's unbeaten run extended to six games with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Leicester City on Saturday afternoon; vengeance for the Foxes visit to St Mary's in October.

Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl praised the mentality of his players following the success, especially given the fact that Saints fell behind in the tie, before goals from Stuart Armstrong and Danny Ings turned the tie on its head.

It means Saints have a perfect record to start the New Year with, having won three from three, and are now, crucially, eight points clear of the drop zone.

"It's hard to put it into words," the boss reflected. "To come back after one down against such a strong side and turn the table.

"We deserved to turn it because we had so many chances. It was a fantastic team performance again today.

"They left everything on the pitch. We were a little bit unlucky in the first half, with Ingsy hitting the bar twice.

we never spoke about revenge during the week. it was more about giving ourselves an answer.

ralph hasenhüttl

"You could feel that we had the potential to win the game at half time. We had Ingsy in the right moment to score and finally I think it was a fantastic game.

"If you concede the first goal against a team who has previously scored nine against you, you have to be very mentally strong to respond.

"I had the feeling that we are in the moment. We prepared very well for this game and in the end we had more power.

"We never spoke about revenge during the week. It was more about giving ourselves an answer, for what happened on that night. I think we gave the right answer today."

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