Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl says conceding late was 'stupid'
Southampton lost 2-1 against Cardiff in the Premier League on Saturday
Last Updated: 09/02/19 7:07pm
Ralph Hasenhuttl says conceding a late winner against Cardiff was "stupid" and warned Southampton that they are risking their spot in the Premier League.
Jack Stephens equalised for the Saints in the 91st minute after Sol Bamba had given the visitors the lead, but they could not see out the game as Kenneth Zohore scored the winner two minutes later.
Hasenhuttl was understandably disappointed with how his side performed, especially after also conceding a late equaliser against Burnley last weekend.
When asked what the late slips may mean, he told Sky Sports: "I think in that moment, it shows how much focus you have on the pitch.
"It's not about mentality, we tried everything and in the last few weeks, we went five games unbeaten so the last situation was stupid because we were not doing what we planned to do.
"We were patient and we were prepared for scoring. We had a good chance with Yan Valery and finally we made the goal then you have a draw and you say 'OK, the last three games, they were draws against tight opponents' and you can go into this two-week rest with a good feeling. Now, it's an unbelievable feeling."
Southampton remain in the thick of the relegation dogfight and Hasenhuttl has warned his side they may not stay in the Premier League if they keep giving away late points.
He added: "It's unbelievable that we gave our last two opponents four points in the last two minutes. It would have felt like a win if we had come back and taken a point against Cardiff.
"But for sure, if we don't stop giving these points away so easily, we won't have a chance to stay [up].
"I think the opponent shot three times on our goal and twice, it was a goal. We had more chances and more ball possession but we can't talk about tactics today, it's not interesting for me because the main part is that we can't have a clean sheet and if you don't have that, then you have no chance to stay in the league, that is for sure."