Matt Le Tissier's tweet on the Swansea hotel drama after Southampton victory

There were some funny goings-on in the build-up to Swansea City vs Southampton this week.

While the exact role of Swansea themselves is unknown, Southampton were turned away from their usual residence of the Swansea Marriott hotel after the location had supposedly been hit with a ‘virus.’

That’s in spite of the fact it remained open to the public.

As a result, the Saints were forced to stay in accommodation over one hour away from the Liberty Stadium and were saddled with further inconveniences on match-day.  

The Southampton Daily Echo revealed that Southampton’s police escort never showed up and they were told to remain on their bus for 25 minutes, prompting Mark Hughes to lead his squad on foot.

Southampton all but secure survival 

In the end, though, it didn’t pay off with Southampton all but securing their survival with a plucky 1-0 as Manolo Gabbiadini grabbed the winner.

Whether or not Swansea caused the drama or not, Hughes admitted that the fracas helped him motivate his players for the game.

He stated: “But no, those things you can use to your own benefit and use as a motivating factor.

“We also got held up a little bit outside as well because we were first here on the coach and apparently we were meant to wait for Swansea, but we weren’t going to do that.

“We were too focused, we got off the bus and walked the 100 yards into the ground. We weren’t going to be denied and messed about.”

Le Tissier trolls Swansea for hotel drama

However, it wasn’t finished there as Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier just couldn’t resist dropping a cheeky comment on Twitter after the win.

Check out his post below:

Brilliant stuff, Matt.

Le Tissier was in the Sky Sports studio for the game and did remarkably well to compose himself after such a massive victory for his beloved club.

As he says, any Swansea players or supporters at the Marriott could probably do with some consoling right now.

Nevertheless, whichever party was responsible for the hotel, police and bus drama got their comeuppance and Southampton’s victory resembles some sort of footballing karma.

At the end of the day, though, the Saints were simply the best team on the night and Swansea will have to hope results go their way this week.

A tense finish awaits. 

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