Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl was fuming after Saints threw away the point it looked to have won in stoppage time versus Cardiff City on Saturday.
“We did it last week and the same again today,” Hasenhuttl said. “If we don’t stop this then we’ve no chance of staying in the league.”
Saints will finish the weekend in the relegation zone if Burnley gets a point or better at Brighton and Hove Albion (the Clarets have an early 1-0 lead), and Hasenhuttl says the Bottom Three will be their fate without improved resolve.
On Feb. 2, it was a penalty in stoppage time that allowed Burnley to draw Southampton 1-1. Groundhog Day in reverse.
“It can feel like a win if you take a draw like that, and then you give it away in a way. That’s stupid and unbelievable for me.”
Cardiff has climbed ahead of Southampton as well, and Saints next face Arsenal, Fulham, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur. There’s four points in there if Hasenhuttl’s men are very fortunate. Zero might just end it.