Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino has issued a public apology to the club’s fans after his side were embarrassed 3-0 by Newcastle United yesterday, as reported by the club’s official website.

Saints were behind after just 63 seconds at St James’ Park and failed to really recover as they were consigned to another loss in the league, meaning that it’s now just one win in 17 top-flight games for Pellegrino.

The club currently sit just one point above the relegation zone in the Premier League with just eight games in the season remaining. Saints still have to face Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal before the end of the season, too.

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The Saints boss addressed the fans following the defeat:

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.

The club have been steadily going downhill for some time now and it seems that unless they can find some goals from somewhere, they will be plying their trade in the Championship next season.

He continued and discussed how he can help his side to save their season, with the FA Cup quarter-final clash against Wigan Athletic next on the agenda for Southampton.

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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.