The Saints recorded a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Antonio Conte’s side on Tuesday evening despite playing with 10 men for the majority of the game.
I’m not happy with Mohammed Salisu’s behaviour – Southampton boss
Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has said he wasn’t impressed with Mohammed Salisu’s behaviour during his side’s Premier League game against Tottenham.
Salisu started the game as a hero when his long throw led to James Ward-Prowse opening the scoring for Southampton.
However, the Ghana defender received a yellow card for a challenge in the 27th minute and, 12 minutes later, he was sent off after fouling Son Heung-Min in the penalty box.
Harry Kane stepped up and levelled the score for Spurs, leaving the Saints to play the entirety of the second half with a man down.
Despite managing to hold Tottenham to a draw, Hasenhuttl criticised Salisu’s behaviour during the game.
“I was very happy with the way they [Southampton players] responded but I was not happy with the behaviour of Salisu,” he said in his post-match press conference, as quoted by Goal.
“We spoke about it, about how he does not need to make the final tackle. When he [attacker] is gone, he's gone. Let the goalkeeper do his best in the one against one.
"We knew this kind of chance would come. I thought it would come earlier in the game, it was 40 minutes in, but they have so much quality. We played so high against some quality strikers, which was brave but the brave guys get rewards. We got the reward with a point."
Salisu has been one of Southampton’s best players this season, having starred in matches against Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal.
However, the 22-year-old is set to miss Southampton’s game against Newcastle United on Sunday due to his red card.
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