"In the same way I try to understand, it was a tough evening, hard to play the three emotional games we played last week, you play, it is not easy to feel fresh in your legs or your mind".
Spurs did take the lead soon after when Kane got in front of his marker to sidefoot home Christian Eriksen's cross.
'I can guarantee you that when you see us playing in the summer it will be different than when you see the team now, ' he said. I don't like it so much.
But Southampton were sunk by the sort of mistake which has left them in the choppy waters of the relegation zone and cost Hughes his job.
"Lloris was man of the match and that's something I'm disappointed about". Only two teams have allowed more goals than Cardiff, who have conceded 30 goals.
But Southampton fans should be fearful of one aspect of Hasenhuttl's managerial career.
Spurs goalkeeper Loris somehow got his fingertips to a swerving effort from Pierre Hojbjerg and tipped it on to the post. If we do that we can have a fantastic time together.
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"This manager change offers us a fresh start and, very quickly, Ralph emerged as our ideal candidate".
Neil Warnock believes the upturn in results is the sign of a team becoming increasingly comfortable in the Premier League.
Southampton, who are 18th, are now winless in 13 matches in all competitions, their longest such run since hitting the same number between May and October 1998.
Last season under Hasenhuttl, Leipzig played in the Champions League for the first time and subsequently reached the Europa League quarter-finals.
So it was the same old story for a Southampton side who have won only once in the Premier League this season and drop to 19th place, five points adrift of upwardly mobile Cardiff. My goal is to perform here with my team and take everyone with us to become a club with passion and with a good plan and play the kind of football we like.
Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger said: "The urgency to find a path back to our potential and to the results that we expect can not be underestimated".