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Hassenhuttl reflects on FA Cup loss Derby

Ralph Hasenhüttl
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Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has revealed his frustrations after his team surrendered a two goal lead in their FA Cup replay loss to Derby county.

Stuart Armstrong and Nathan Redmond gave the Saints the lead 25 minutes into the second half, but Harry Wilson and Martyn Waghorn on target in the final 15 minutes of the game to force extra-time and penalties, during which Southampton lost 5-3.

“It’s a nightmare I think because we had again a big chance to be in the next round and gave it away. If you have two times a chance to win and don’t do it then you don’t deserve to be in the next round so congratulations to Derby County. We have to concentrate on the Premier League now,” Hasenhüttl said, according to the club’s official website.

“We didn’t have a good first-half but we made the right decisions at half-time and change the system and the shape. It was much better in the second-half as we had more chances and more pressure in front.”

“After the 2-0, we were maybe thinking about what happened in Derby and then at 2-1 you could feel that the guys were a little bit nervous and they got the second goal. It was too easy.”

“In extra-time there were three great chances for us, also for Derby too but both teams were struggling and in the shootouts it’s always about luck but they deserved it more because they fought back twice.”