RALPH Hasenhuttl has admitted “I hated when we lost to Brentford 3-0 and we were really sh*t” in the BBC Radio Solent Fans’ Forum.
The Saints boss faced questions on the form of his side during the second-half of last season, which culminated in him receiving public criticism from his supporters in a heavy defeat at Brentford.
The travelling Saints support turned on Hasenhuttl in the final 10 minutes, chanting ‘you don’t know what you’re doing’ and ‘sacked in the morning’.
Saints put up a panel of CEO Martin Semmens, managing director Toby Steele, Hasenhuttl and head of women’s Marieanne Spacey-Cale to face questions from supporters.
One fan, who travels home and away, suggested he did not believe the players were always putting in 100 per cent effort.
“It’s not easy to be a Saints fan, I understand it in some moments,” Hasenhuttl responded.
“But it’s not easy to be a Saints manager in some times, absolutely not. When you think about the effort we put in, it is not right.
“I am absolutely with you when you speak about we want to see the effort every game, but I tell you we will never stop getting beaten out the road by some teams. Not for us.
“Even more I enjoy when we take 13 points against top teams last season, but it is not normal for us as a club.”
Hasenhuttl continued: “I hated when we lost to Brentford 3-0 away when we were really sh*t.
“I’m the guy who is responsible, responsible for the good performances and for when they don’t do what we have asked them to do.
“As long as I will be here I will be responsible for the performance of my team. When it is not right, it is me – and that’s it.
“It only makes me more hungry, more hard-working and doing more for this club.”
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