Koeman reacts on Twitter to Southampton loss... but BBC pundit praises Saints

Ronald Koeman

The Dutchman felt Southampton's 2-1 defeat to Chelsea was tough to take.

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman felt his side deserved more from their 2-1 loss to Chelsea on Saturday afternoon.

Indeed, the Saints took the lead against the Blues but fell to a home defeat against Guus Hiddink's men - as Fraser Forster finally conceded.

And, taking to Twitter after the game, Koeman claimed it was 'tough' to lose in the 89th minute against Chelsea:

However, before the game, BBC pundit Dion Dublin had raved about Koeman's tactical change.

He feels Southampton have been a different side since moving to five at the back - especially with Forster in behind the back line.

The former striker told BBC Football: "As a back four Southampton weren't comfortable and conceding too many goals. Going to a back five, they can see where the danger is coming from and all know what they are doing.

"It's really hard to break down the three centre halves. When you do get through, if you are lucky enough to get a shot on goal, Fraser Forster is there playing so well."

That didn't necessarily help the Saints against Chelsea, of course, but they can count themselves unlucky to have lost. Are the Blues back to their best under Hiddink?

Southampton, meanwhile, should dust themselves down and go again after this one - they are still very much a team in form.

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