Ronald Koeman reacts on Twitter to Southampton loss, makes intriguing claim

Southampton lost 2-1 to Sunderland in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman couldn't hide his frustration on Twitter after his side lost 2-1 at Sunderland on Saturday afternoon.

Indeed, the Dutchman was disappointed with how the Saints went about their game with a full set of 11 players.

When Southampton were reduced to 10 men, Koeman intriguingly stated, was when the St Mary's outfit actually started to play against Sunderland.

As such, a huge boost for the Stadium of Light outfit left a bitter taste for Koeman and co.

Regardless of the Southampton boss's frustrations, however, this was a superb day for his Dutch compatriot Dick Advocaat.

Sunderland's win gives them real hope of winning the relegation battle - as they are now just two points behind Tyne-Wear rivals Newcastle United, while also keeping pace with the rest of those near the foot of the table.

At the very bottom, Burnley and Queens Park Rangers now look too far below Sunderland to realistically trouble them, while Newcastle have lost their last eight games. One more win *could* do the trick for the Black Cats.

And beating Southampton shows they can compete at the right level when they really go for it.

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