Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg wants to see a ‘massive reaction’ from Southampton when they take on Watford this weekend. The Saints have only won one of their opening 11 Premier League games this season and they produced a lacklustre display as they were humbled 6-1 by Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
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That result has added to some of the growing pressure surrounding boss Mark Hughes, with Southampton sitting just two points and two places above the relegation zone.
Denmark international midfielder Hojbjerg has been one of Southampton’s brighter performers this season and he has now demanded a marked improvement from his side when they welcome Watford to St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday.
“We’ve looked each other in the eyes and promised each other this is not who we are and what we are capable of,” Hojbjerg told the club website when reflecting on the defeat to City. “We have only one thing to do: go out next week and give a massive reaction, be on the front foot and go after the win.
“There is nothing else to do and nothing else we want than to go out against Watford and go for the win. After that, hopefully we can turn our season around.”