Brendan Rodgers told his Leicester City players to 'punish' ten-man Southampton when he addressed them during half-time in their 9-0 destruction of the Saints.
Ayoze Perez and Jamie Vardy both collected hat-tricks in the triumph, which equalled the record winning margin for a Premier League match. It was also the competition's biggest ever away victory and heaped more pressure on under-fire Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl, who is now favourite to be the next top-flight manager to get the sack.
Ben Chilwell had given the Foxes the lead inside ten minutes at St. Mary's, before Saints defender Ryan Bertrand was dismissed for a wild lunge. Youri Tielemans and James Maddison were likewise on target, with Leicester taking a stunning five-goal advantage into the break.
Discussing what he said in the changing rooms, Rodgers revealed (as quoted by the Mirror): "
1️⃣-0 Chilwell (10')— Premier League (@premierleague) October 26, 2019
2️⃣-0 Tielemans (17')
3️⃣-0 Perez (19')
4️⃣-0 Perez (39')
5️⃣-0 Vardy (45')
6️⃣-0 Perez (57')
7️⃣-0 Vardy (58')
8️⃣-0 Maddison (85')
9️⃣-0 Vardy (90+4')
Yes, that did really happen, @LCFC! pic.twitter.com/Vhk1T8NMy9
"It just wasn't good enough and one of the poorest performances since I've been at the club and we'll have to debrief that whole game from start to finish tomorrow."
Source : 90min