Ralph Hasenhuttl revealed that Tino Livramento may need surgery on his knee after their extra-time win against Swansea in the FA Cup. Southampton scraped past their Championship opponent despite playing 90 minutes with 10-men. James Ward-Prowse was the makeshift right-back in his absence with the chance of him playing in a similar position in the Premier League against Brentford.
“I will ask my captain what he says,” Ralph Hasenhuttl said about Tino Livramento. “The meniscus injury, even if it is a light one… I know this from my own son, it was a year out. We don’t know. At the moment we try it without surgery, but we have to look at how serious it is. It is always an alarm for me when they (medical team) don’t want to speak. It is not good when they are not coming to me. But I will go to them every day to ask them.”
“I’m really hurt by the way we lost that game. It was not acceptable. Going so long without a game has not helped, but that’s not an excuse,” he added. “We shouldn’t be conceding goals like their last two – one long kick and we’re opened up. Our reaction to losing the ball was nowhere near good enough. But there were also some good things I liked, given the circumstances and the fact we were trying a new shape. But I know that we can fight. I know we have a team with passion and a high workload, but the fixtures this week now are coming very quickly.”