Sunday's defeat has left Southampton one point away from Premier League safety, and Hasenhüttl insists that their original game plan backfired because of the early setback.
"If you are 2-0 down after 20 minutes, it's easy for them because they get confident but it was difficult for us," Hasenhüttl said, quoted by Sky Sports.
"At half-time, we were thinking about getting a bit of pressure on them earlier, we did a bit better and won the ball early, had a couple of chances and if we scored it could've made it interesting, but we didn't so it was easy for them."
#saintsfc boss Ralph Hasenhüttl told me that Michael Obafemi’s repeated hamstring problem is down to his physique at the moment, his ‘posture’, as opposed to any mistake of judgement by anyone on his fitness— Adam Blackmore (@AdamBlackmore) February 24, 2019
Another sour note for Southampton was an injury to teenager striker Michael Obafemi, who has a recent history of muscle injuries since breaking into the club's first team.
Source : 90min