Southampton 2-1 Watford: I suffer for fans, players and owner – Sanchez Flores
Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores stated he”endures” for the fans, players and owner following defeat at fellow strugglers Southampton.
The Saints came from behind to win with late goals from Danny Ings along with James Ward-Prowse, relieving the pressure on their boss Ralph Hasenh??ttl and departing the Hornets bottom of the Premier League.
Sanchez Flores stated:”I endure for the fans, I suffer for the gamers and I suffer for the operator.
“it is a tricky time for our lovers afterwards we had the impression we had been in the right way.
“Little by little that the circumstances in the second half that they alter. They have a change and they’re a good team also and the rating was contrary to us.
“One aim for us today is a catastrophe, even when we’re in charge of the game it is a catastrophe.”
He added:”I arrived here and I am fighting and trying a good deal, even though the circumstances are bad for us.”
The hosts seemed set before Ings bundled the cross of residence Sofiane Boufal with 12 minutes remaining to get a defeat.
Found the upper corner with a five minutes to complete the turnaround.
Ismaila Sarr had awarded a deserved lead in the first half, capitalising on poor lawsuit by Jack Stephens before raising the ball to the Hornets.
Southampton’s first league win since September transfers and also to within 2 points of safety, while Watford remain six points adrift of place.
Only the profligacy of Southampton prevented them from leaving Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium with all three points .
The side of hasenh??ttl managed 21 shots against the Gunners in north London, however they began against the Hornets and fell behind over the initial two minutes.
The stray back-pass of pierre-Emile Hojbjerg fell into the route of Sarr, who might drill his shot into the arms McCarthy.
Since the half wore on with Stephens bundling a attempted clearance letting the Senegal ahead to race clean and stroke home the opener, saints stayed nervous in possession.
Boos greeted Michael Oliver’s half-time whistle, however there was little modification into the routine of play 13 minutes of the
The woodwork forwards Long struck, watching his header tipped on to the crossbar from Ben Foster before scuffing another shot against the post from close selection.
Ings finally restored parity after good work by Boufal on the right because he’d worked his way into the box with some fantastic footwork, until Ward-Prowse curled a glorious free-kick outside Foster since Southampton won after trailing in half-time for only the second time in 44 league matches.
Since substituting Javi Gracia as head coach Flores has picked up seven points.
The haul of eight factors after 14 games of watford is their worst ever return at this stage of a Premier League effort.
The Hornets were far the better side in the first phases, restricting their hosts to efforts from space while attacking in the other end with intention.
Before lifting the ball over McCarthy to its opener, sarr, who was handed his third Premier League start of the season was a constant threat to the home defence, readily shrugging off Stephens.
The summer signing went near doubling his tally either side of half-time, volleying directly from close range in the first half at McCarthy prior to sending a effort over the crossbar in the next.
Flores will believe his group should have been out of sight but there appeared little danger of Watford as the traffic continued to maintain business, surrendering their lead.
That changed in the last quarter of the hour, but as Southampton’s late pressure finally told.
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenh??ttl, talking to Match of the Day:”The first half was a completely different operation to last week and it was unbelievable it might occur.
“In half-time, we were very critical and at the next half it was a fantastic response. After 10 minutes we left two subs and they needed a big impact in the match and it was a enormous win for all of us.
“We have not had one great start up to now this season. Today we have to push it out and it is deserved by our crowd. Let us take action Wednesday [when they host Norwich].”
Watford head coach Quique Sanchez Flores, talking to Match of the Day:”In half-time we had the sense that we were in a match we desired. However, they went up another level and we didn’t do the same.”
On his future:”I can’t control it. When we lose we can say sorry to the fans, the owners and players, but we have exactly the same feeling, we would like to fight”
Southampton sponsor Norwich City in another essential game in the base of the Premier League on Wednesday, 4 December (kick-off 19:30 GMT), although Watford traveling to high-flying Leicester City in precisely the exact same moment.