SOUTHAMPTON boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has reportedly cancelled his side’s week off after back-to-back Premier League defeats.
The Mail claims Saints stars not called up for international duty were in line for a break if they avoided losses to Man City, Wolves and Chelsea.
Southampton got off to a flyer when they drew with Pep Guardiola’s champions.
But they were then beaten 1-0 at home by Wolves.
And captain James Ward-Prowse was sent off in Saturday’s 3-1 loss at Stamford Bridge.
It means Southampton are still without a win in the league this season.
And the Saints sit just one point above the drop zone after seeing the likes of Brighton and Brentford make flying starts.
Hasenhuttl has now scrapped their week off as he is determined to bag all three points in Southampton’s next game against Leeds.
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He wants all his players to be fully fit for the tough clash against Marcelo Bielsa’s men.
And those not on international duty will still get a few days off to rest.
Hasenhuttl’s decision comes after he slammed ref Mike Dean for his VAR performance in the defeat at Chelsea.
Dean advised Martin Atkinson to send off Ward-Prowse for a foul on Jorginho with the score tied at 1-1, paving the way for Chelsea’s two late strikes.
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Hasenhuttl told BBC Radio Solent: “I always have a bit of a problem when we know Mike Dean is on VAR because we don’t have a good history with him, to be honest.
“There was still a long way to go [before the red], but you could feel Chelsea were a little bit wobbly.
“We believed in what we were doing and the way we played in the second half was absolutely hurting them.”
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