Mark Hughes tells Southampton players to 'get details right' to survive

  • Mark Hughes tells Southampton players to 'get details right' to survive

Mark Hughes tells Southampton players to 'get details right' to survive

Goals from Olivier Giroud and Eden Hazard cancelled out efforts from Dusan Tadic and Jan Bednarek.

The wing-back escaped without punishment at St Mary's after stamping on the back of Long's leg, despite referee Mike Dean being just metres from the incident.

Striker Long was forced off the field for treatment but was able to continue.

Mark Hughes stood in his technical area wishing he could see more fouls, more cynicism from his players as they conceded three goals in eight second-half minutes that could come to define the hellishness of Southampton's entire season.

'I've got a group fighting to get out of this situation but we've not taken points where we should've done again. Not like him to miss a chance to put himself in the spotlight. It could've broken his leg.

I don't think he was booked, so maybe people need to look at that again, retrospectively.

"They just have to know we are giving everything and we are improving from the mistakes this year".

These two however, appeared far more deliberate and intending to cause the opponent injury which is why the offender should be punished and the fact that can't be treated the same on review shows the importance of the referee on the day detecting and punishing them correctly.

'I don't why the desire wasn't there but the coach is the first person to have the fault. It was hard for us to come back so we must be pleased by the desire we showed.