Football

Southampton's Charlie Austin.

Charlie Austin's post-match rant about the officials after Southampton 1-1 Watford

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Southampton are really struggling to win football matches.

The Saints have won just once in the Premier League this season and are currently in 16th place, just two points above the relegation zone.

It looked as if Mark Hughes' side were heading to their second victory against Watford today, but they were pegged back by a late Jose Holebas strike.

The Greek left-back struck in the 82nd minute to snatch an undeserved draw. Manolo Gabbiadini had given the Saints the lead in the first-half.

And there was a huge moment of controversy in the second period when substitute Charlie Austin had a goal ruled out for offside.

It was a ludicrous decision from the officials which ultimately cost Hughes' side two priceless points.

So when Austin spoke to the media after the game, he went on a seriously passionate rant about the incident.

You rarely see a post-match interview like this from a footballer.

VIDEO

"It’s ridiculous, they shouldn’t be in the game," Austin said.

"We scored a perfectly good goal that was ruled out for offside. The officials cost us two points. They said it was offside, that is a joke.

"People go on about VAR, they clearly need help. If this is the best, most-watched league in the world then give them all the help they need. It is a joke.

"Sure there are many positives, we worked hard, we deserved three points and we would have got that had we not been let down by the official.

Austin in action

"We feel like we have been let down. I started well, worked hard to be up 1-0 at half-time and we stuck to the plan.

"We didn’t get beat but we should have gotten away with three points going into the international break.

"The performance was there, we can take that away and we should manage the game. I’m angry is what it is, we should have won 2-0."

Austin may have landed himself in hot water with the FA.

Topics:
Emotional-Angry
Football
Jose Holebas
Mark Hughes
Manolo Gabbiadini
Premier League
Charlie Austin
Watford
Southampton

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again