Ralph Hasenhuttl, Southampton coach has said that he would take full responsibility for the 9-0 thumping his side received at the hands of Leicester City at their home ground, Saint Mary's stadium, on Friday.
Southampton shamed their fans who came out en masse to watch them as they recorded their worst defeat ever in the history of the team’s sports.
The former English Premier League champions, Leicester City, rained three goals in the first 19 minutes, after a straight red card to Ryan Bertrand in the 20th minute. Both Jamie Vardy and Ayoze Perez went on to record their respective hat-tricks in the second half.
Ralph Hasenhuttl, who spoke to a BBC interviewer, had this to say: "That was one of the tough ones tonight. The performance was a disaster and I have to apologise and take 100% responsibility,
"I've never seen a team act like this, there was no fight for anything.
"It was horrible to watch and everyone who stayed to watch is really a fan of this football club. I'm a proud man, but the way we play today is not the way I want to see my team play.
"I said we must play to the last minute, but I can understand why the fans left. We all must do everything to pull this back."
The outcome of the match also sends Southampton down into the relegation zone on negative goal difference. They are strong away from home but their home record this year has been poor, as they remain without a win at home in the English Premier League since April. Unfortunately for them, their next match is against defending champions, Manchester City.