Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was left fuming as Southampton blew a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home with Brighton & Hove Albion on Monday night.
The Dane opened the scoring with a cracking drive from distance in the first half, before striker Danny Ings doubled Saints’ lead after the break.
But Brighton fought back, instantly replying with a Shane Duffy header from a poorly-marked set-piece. Then, Glenn Murray slotted home a penalty in the dying minutes after the aforementioned Duffy was fouled by James Ward-Prowse in the the penalty area.
Saints were on course for their second league win on the bounce, but caved under the opposition’s pressure once again. Visibly frustrated, Hojbjerg branded the team’s performance “not good enough” in his post-match interview.
”It’s not good enough. We were 2-0 up against an opponent we have to beat if we want to be serious this year,” he told Sky Sports.
”We didn’t do it, we had all the possibilities and somehow we didn’t manage to take confidence in the game, control the game and do what we have to do and want to do. It’s not good enough.
”We did good things for most of the game, but if you are 2-0 up and let them come back, it’s not good enough. What did they have in the first 60 minutes? One long ball and a header?
”We let them come back and afterwards, I think the reaction was OK. We tried to play and do what we can do but again, if you want to be serious this year and be up there in the Premier League, you cannot let games like this go. We needed to take three points today.”