Southampton failed to climb out of the Premier League relegation zone this weekend as they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Cardiff City in what was Ralph Hasenhüttl’s first game in charge of the club.
The Saints, who lost 3-1 at Wembley to Tottenham in the week, were equally poor again on Saturday, looking wobbly defensively and poor going forward.
Callum Paterson scored the only goal of the game late on in the second half, condemning the Saints to yet another defeat to a relegation rival.
Southampton are now three points from safety and with Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea to come in their next five fixtures, it will be a big ask for them to climb out of the bottom three before the turn of the new year.
New boss Hasenhüttl, formerly manager of RB Leipzig, has certainly got a tough job on his hands.
Here is how we rated the Saints players in Saturday’s defeat to Cardiff…