Leicester City absolutely ran riot on a Friday evening that very few in Southampton would want to look back at.
Brendan Rodgers’s side managed to score as many as nine goals to script history at the St. Mary’s. The win has taken them to second in the Premier League table behind Liverpool temporarily.
What they said-
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers:
“We said at half-time, keep your speed in the game and we have to punish them. It is tough for Ralph but we have to do our job and score as many goals as we can,” he told Sky Sports.
“The game is 0-0 at half-time we said. This is part of our education we have to come out of the boy zone and play like a man and respect the game. They are very talented and learning to be ruthless.
“We believe in our work, believe we can push over the course of the season. Our mentality is how we work every day. The players want to get better and improve. A great, great win and now we have to go focus on the cup game.”
Hat trick scorer Jamie Vardy:
“We actually found out [about the record] at 6-0 when Jonny Evans came sprinting over and said if we carry on doing what we’re doing we can get the record. We’ve gone all the way to the end and managed to do it. Great performance from the lads and absolutely buzzing for the fans.”
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl-
“It would be easy to say the red card after 10 minutes was to blame but I think it’s not normal to discuss every goal and every high of the result.”
“I take 100 per cent responsibility for this result today and it was no performance from my team this cannot happen in this way. The best thing in the stadium – besides the opposition – were the crowd who stayed in the stadium. How they act is more than we deserve, and I apologise for this no performance today.
“We were not committed enough and with how strong Leicester were, we just couldn’t defend against it. If you ask me if I’m shocked tonight, with every goal we conceded, what do you think?”
“For me, I’ve never had such an experience in my entire managing career.”
Southampton player Nathan Redmond-
“It was an embarrassing performance, the stuff of nightmares and especially playing at home. It just wasn’t good enough and one of the poorest performances since I’ve been at the club and we’ll have to debrief that whole game from start to finish tomorrow.
“There were a host of things that went wrong – the red card decision and then the quick goal at the same time. We conceded goals far too quickly in the first half.
“We need to do much, much better. I think we had a few players out of position after the sending off and we tried to deal with it as best we could.
“There are the things we need to look at tomorrow, but it was an embarrassing performance.”