Ryan Bertrand reveals how hotel row inspired Southampton victory

Ryan Bertrand reveals how hotel row inspired Southampton victory

Carvalhal has failed to save Swansea City from relegation, with Huddersfield Town's draw at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night all-but confirming Championship football for the Swans next season.

Substitute, Manolo Gabiadini scored the only goal of the game on 72 minutes in a rather tiresome game that was devoid of quality and reeked of desperation from both sides. "We did our maximum, the players did their maximum but we did not score for whatever reason".

The club were forced to move to the Vale Resort hotel near Cardiff after the Swansea Marriott reportedly told them they could not honour their booking due to the outbreak of a virus.

"It is bitterly disappointing, absolutely", said Swansea captain Fernandez.

Despite a brief resurge towards the end including a 4-1 victory over Derby County, Sunderland succumbed to a second successive relegation as they lost to fellow League One bound side Burton Albion 2-1 at home.

But those things you can use to your own benefit and use as a motivating factor. "A huge result, we are delighted but we've still got work to do".




In a pre-match interview with Sky Sports, Saints boss Mark Hughes claimed the Marriott was "one of the poorest hotels we've stayed in".

Southampton's plans had been thrown into disarray when they were forced to change hotels the night before the game and ended up nearly 40 miles away from Swansea.

In terms of replacing Carvalhal, Roberts thinks that Chris Coleman could be a good fit at a club the Swansea-born former Wales manager played for from 1987-1991.

After Southampton beat Swansea 1-0 tonight thanks to Manolo Gabbiadini's 72nd-minute victor, the Baggies re now unable to catch 17th place on the final day of the season. If we still believe then we can stay (in the Premier League), we must do our part on the weekend and win the game.

Swansea's great escape can only materialise if they overcome Stoke on Sunday while Huddersfield have to lose their final two games.

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