English Premiership

Pellegrino rues 'awful' showing against Leicester

2017-12-14 10:35
Mauricio Pellegrino and Dusan Tadic (Twitter)

Cape Town - Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino was furious at what he saw in the 4-1 defeat to Leicester City in their Premier League clash at St Mary’s on Wednesday.

Shinji Okazaki scored twice along with goals from Riyad Mahrez and Andy King, leaving Pellegrino frustrated with their showing after the weekend’s draw with Arsenal.

"Really bad game from the beginning to the end," Pellegrino said.

"After conceding the first goal they were getting better and little by little our confidence went down. We gave the ball away all the time.

"For me it is a bit about concentration, not being 100 percent focused and at this level you cannot be on the pitch giving this advantage. It was an awful day and that is the reality.

"In the Premier League, there are a group of teams where the gap is four or five points and we have to fight. Obviously, we have the same feelings as the supporters.

"Three days before we played a good game but in football in three days everything changes. We need to react now."

It doesn't get any easier for the Saints as they travel to London for a clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Kick-off is at 17:00.


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