SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom- Argentine tactician Mauricio Pellegrino issued an apology to the Southampton FC supporters after seeing his team fall to a 3-0 defeat at Newcastle United FC on Saturday at St. James Park.
Chelsea loanee Kenedy opened the scoring inside 63 seconds and doubled his tally before half-time, while Matt Ritchie added a third just shy of the hour to kill the game.
Pellegrino admitted his team were well below par, but insists Saints are “still alive” with eight games remaining to preserve the club’s Premier League’s status.
“I would like to say sorry to our fans, because we couldn’t show the value of the club.
“We couldn’t represent our club at this level, but we have eight games to go and we are still alive,” Pellegrino stated.
Southampton travel to Wigan Athletic FC on Sunday March 18 for the Emirates FA Cup quarter-final clash as their next Premier League clash away to West Ham United FC is scheduled for the end of the month.
“We are still in a position that we can change to save the season. We’ve got the FA Cup now and we’ve got three weeks to prepare for the next Premier League game.
“When you are in a difficult situation you have to be together, you need togetherness in the club.
“In football, it is like this. It’s really sad when you don’t get positive results and everybody looks worse than they are.
“This is part of our life, but we have to keep going,” he concluded.
-Material used to compile this report sourced from official Southampton FC website, read more here