Mark Hughes watched his new-look Southampton facet outclassed of their ultimate Premier League warm-up sport, then found he has misplaced out on his high switch goal.
Hughes will likely be alarmed by the character of Saints’ 3-Zero thrashing at house to German facet Borussia Monchengladbach.
The Welshman’s hopes of bringing in Kevin Malcuit to shore up his leaky defence additionally look over after the Lille defender agreed private phrases with Napoli.
Borussia Monchengladbach gamers rejoice with Patrick Herrmann after his objective
Borussia Monchengladbach’s Denis Zakaria scores their second objective of the sport at St Mary’s
Monchengladbach followers create an environment at an in any other case low-key pre-season pleasant
Southampton: McCarthy; Targett (McQueen 79), Bednarek (Stephens 46), Vestergaard (Yoshida 69), Hoedt (Davis 79), Bertrand; Hojbjerg (Romeu 62), Lemina (Ward-Prowse 62); Armstrong (Elyounoussi 46), Austin (Redmond 69), Gabbiadini (Lengthy 69).
Subs not used: Gunn, Lewis, Reed, Sims, Gallagher.
Borussia Monchengladbach: Sommer (Sippel 46), Beyer, Jantschke (Mayer 65), Ginter (Cuisance 57), Wendt, Strobl (Egbo 76), Hofmann (Bennetts 76), Neuhaus (Zakaria 46), Traore (Herrmann 10), Johnson (Plea 46), Raffael.
Targets: Hermann 20, 58; Zakaria 49.
Saints had been prepared to pay £18m for former Monaco full-back and it’s simple to see why Hughes remains to be seeking to recruit new faces regardless of spending greater than £50m this summer time.
Southampton have been by no means capable of match the trade of their European guests and fell behind to Patrick Hermann’s shut vary tap-in.
Denis Zakaria was then allowed to roam unchallenged in the direction of the Southampton penalty space earlier than blasting house from 25 yards.
Hermann sealed a one-sided victory 13 minutes into the second half after once more being allowed to roam past the house defence.
Hughes mentioned: “It was not what we wished, that was clear for everyone to see. We have now to be higher.”
Hughes additionally revealed he hopes to maintain defender Matt Targett on the membership after rejecting two bids from Fulham.
Stuart Armstrong of Southampton tackles with Tobias Strobl of Borussia Monchengladbach
Ryan Bertrand runs down the left wing as he makes an attempt to spark Southampton into life
Manolo Gabbiadini of Southampton shoots at objective throughout the pre-season pleasant match
Mark Hughes, supervisor of Southampton, seems to be on as his facet toil in opposition to the Bundesliga staff