In two consecutive seasons, Southampton of England suffered two heavy defeats, with one score of 0-9,
in a rare phenomenon that shed light on the career of the coach of the team Ralph Hasenhotel.
On Tuesday, Manchester United returned to the road to victories in a wonderful way, after winning
the Premier League record with a score of 9-0 over Southampton, who ended the match with nine players,
knowing that he fought it with a total absence due to various injuries.
But it is not the “first nine” in Hasenhotel’s professional career, but rather the second after the one the team
received last season against Leicester City, specifically in October 2019.
The Austrian coach said that his team would recover from the disastrous defeat against Manchester United,
just as he did after his nine-year loss to the “Foxes”.
He continued, after the “Red Devils” match: “What can I say? It is a terrible result, but we got up after
the first loss 0-9 and we have to do it again. I said at the time that we do not need this result again, but when
we are exposed to it we have to accept it.”
And 9-0 is the highest result known in the Premier League, and it was achieved 3 times, the first of which was
when Sir Alex Ferguson led Manchester United to victory over Ipswich Town in 1995, before Leicester City
and Manchester City against Southampton.
In the wake of the October 2019 defeat, Hasenhotel survived the sacking, then made many adjustments to
the team and led them away from the relegation zone.
Although Tuesday’s result threatens to open the old wound, the coach believes that there are motives for him
and his players to “return”.
He said, “Yes. Again. Same story. I could not help them from outside. I had no substitutes, no players on
the bench, no substitutes to defend better. But in the end the situation is different from the first time.”
“The team is different now and that is why we have played a good season so far. Let’s see how the season ends,
” said Hasenhotel.
He said that the goals, especially the last five, were “very easy. But we can still debate how easy it is to score
against one of the best teams in the league. We have had great results here in the past and now this is a terrible
result for us. It does not change my opinion of the season.” It was until now. ”
And he added: “It is the same team that beat Liverpool a month ago. The only difference now is that we have
9 injured players and we do not have alternatives. Do you want me to blame young people for not doing their
job perfectly? I don’t think so.”