Mark Hughes vent his frustration after the opening day draw against Burnley

Mark Hughes expressed his frustration after Southampton started his goalless season

Mark Hughes vent his frustration after the first day against Burnley: "We did not get the intensity I asked for"

  • Southampton started his Premier League campaign with a draw with Burnley
  • Mark Hughes kicked a bottle of water in frustration over the full-time whistle
  • New signing Danny Ings made his debut at the South Coast club
  • Mohamed Elyounoussi also came from the bank but could not make an impact

Press Association

Mark Hughes ripped a bottle of water out of frustration when Southampton opened the Premier League season with a 0-0 draw against Burnley on Sunday.

"I thought it was a good pass," Hughes joked. "It was a bit frustrating because I see these players every day and I know the quality they have close up, but I do not think we've been brave enough from the beginning.

"I thought that we really did not get the intensity that I had asked at the beginning of the game, maybe it was the apprehension at the beginning of the new season, maybe we were wrong on the security side.

Mark Hughes expressed his frustration after Southampton started his goalless season

Mark Hughes expressed his frustration after Southampton started his goalless season

"I left him five minutes into the second half, after talking to them and saying we had to be ahead, that did not change, so I made personnel changes."

New signings Danny Ings and Mohamed Elyounoussi added astuteness and momentum after leaving the bench in the 56th minute at St. Mary's Stadium.

"I thought we were up for the rest of the second half," Hughes said. "I'm not rigid to maintain a formation or way of playing, it's always better to have the ability to change, you have to have the nous, understand what is happening and make changes to make it your way.

The Welshman had to settle for a 0-0 draw against the Burnley side of Sean Dyche

The Welshman had to settle for a 0-0 draw against the Burnley side of Sean Dyche

The Welshman had to settle for a 0-0 draw against the Burnley side of Sean Dyche

New boy Danny Ings left the bank to make his debut after signing Liverpool

New boy Danny Ings left the bank to make his debut after signing Liverpool

New boy Danny Ings left the bank to make his debut after signing Liverpool

& # 39; We work in different training formations. The fact that we were able to establish a foothold so quickly after making the change is credit to the players. "

Former Southampton midfielder Jack Cork was on the verge of breaking the deadlock, and qualified early to be judged offside in a controversial call. The assistant video referees are not being used in the league.

"It's very tight," said Burnley's manager, Sean Dyche. "I do not know what VAR could do about that, and I'm a big fan of that, I really do not know I'm not crying about that, but you just hope that over the course of the season you recover one."

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