Southampton manager Ronald Koeman was a disappointed man after Kenyan international Victor Wanyama saw red for a bad tackle on West Ham United midfielder Dmitri Payet in the Saturday 6 February clash.
Wanyama was sent off on the 54th minute, his third red card of the current season and Koeman, speaking to Sky Sports afterwards, admitted it is disappointing that the midfielder repeats the same mistake after being talked to.
He said the match was much harder for the Saints after the sending off but remained happy with the ay his charges defended afterwards.
“That’s too much. We already mentioned after the Norwich game, you can’t make that tackle on that place of the pitch.
“It’s the same for this situation. It’s a hard tackle and you give the referee the possibility to give you a red card.”
“It was a difficult game from the start but more difficult after the red card of Wanyama.
“But I think we defended fantastic and even with one less on the pitch we had the best chances to score the second goal,” he said.
Southampton are now up to seventh just two points behind West Ham following victory over Slaven Bilic’s side and Koeman is confident his side can enjoy a good end to the season.