Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has apologized to the club’s supporters after picking up a red card during their 3-1 loss to Manchester City.
The Saints hosted the Premier League champions at the St. Mary’s on Sunday, and Hojbjerg who leveled things for the home side at 1-1 in the first half, was shown a straight red card for a wild lounge on Fernandinho just before the end of the game.
David Silva gave City an early lead in the 10th minute, before Hojbjerg pounced on a mistake by Zinchenko to equalize for the home side.
However, two late first-half goals courtesy of an own-goal from James Ward-Prowse and a Sergio Aguero header ensured Pep Guardiola’s men picked up all three points.
In a statement released on Saints’ Twitter account, Hojbjerg said:
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“I would like to apologise about my red card and letting my team-mates down.”
“Sometimes my passion takes over my control, but I will work hard on this and I’m focused on coming back stronger.”
“The support was great again and we must keep pulling together in one direction to reach our potential.”