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Hassenhuttl insists Southampton must improve

Ralph Hasenhuttl
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Southampton manager Ralph Hassenhuttl insists his team must improve if they’re to continue to pick up points ahead of their games against Manchester City and Chelsea.

The Saints suffered a 2-1 home loss to West Ham United on Thursday night despite taking the lead through Nathan Redmond.

But a brace from Felipe Anderson in the space of six minutes ensured the Hammers left the St. Mary’s with all three points.

“The result was not what we like to see,” Hassenhuttl said, according to the club’s official website.

“It was a difficult first half, and so we made a few changes to our shape at half time.”

“We pressurised more, and that’s where the goal came from. But that isn’t enough in the Premier League, because we gave away the lead too easily.”

“We have to take one step at a time. It’s no surprise to me that this job isn’t easy.”

“We see that it’s all about hard work. When we do that we have good chances.”

“We were quicker with our decisions in our previous two games, but tonight we passed backwards and sideways too often.”

“It’s very important that the fans stick with us, and I would like to give them more exciting moments. I think they understand what we’re trying to build here, and I appreciate their support.”

“The team is disappointed tonight, but I know they gave everything. It’s a shame we didn’t take a minimum of one point, because I think that was possible.