Southampton got their 2019/20 campaign off to the worst possible start as they slumped to a embarrassing 3-0 defeat against Burnley.
An Ashley Barnes double and a Johann Berg Gudmundsson strike condemned Saints to an abysmal loss at Turf Moor, with Ralph Hasenhuttl describing it as “absolutely disappointing,” according to the Daily Echo.
Saints fans were quick to voice their frustrations on Twitter after the climax of the game, however many refused to feel disheartened after just one league fixture.
Here are some of the best tweets following the game:
Twitter: Call me delusional, call me stupid, call me a happy clapper, it really doesn’t matter, I’ve been a season ticket ho… https://t.co/SN0xdxNkcf (@JusticeCraig)
Twitter: #saintsfc Just spoke to a very subdued Ralph Hasenhüttl
He was hugely disappointed, especially about the way the… https://t.co/nShdI8qWIG (@AdamBlackmore)
Twitter: Any #SaintsFC fans want to cry together with us #WatfordFC fans? (@DeulofeuGOAT)
Twitter: Yes it was a bad day at the office yesterday. Historically we have always started crap and take a few games to get… https://t.co/OlnfYXIUW3 (@ButchFist)
Twitter: #SaintsFC Our fans melting down after one loss
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Turf Moor has always been a place where Saints have struggled to find results. Their last victory came in 2007 when they won 3-2 in the Championship, but since then they have failed to come away victorious in their last seven attempts.
Everybody knew Burnley would be a tough place to start, so to begin with a defeat isn’t too much of a surprise. But to lose how we did was frustrating.
Defensively we still looked very shaky and going forward we seemed tentative. Our new additions will take time to adjust and things can only get better.
I remain confident that our squad has what it takes to challenge for a spot in the top half of the table come the end of the season, and we certainly have a good enough manager to lead us there. You cannot define a team’s season after just 90 minutes, and I’m sure results will improve.
This was a result that needs to be quickly forgotten so the players can bounce back against Liverpool on Saturday.