SAINTS captain described Friday night’s humiliation as the “most embarrassing” moment in his career.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side were humiliated on their own turf, as the Foxes hit them for nine, with both Jamie Vardy and Ayoze Perez bagging hat-tricks.

Ryan Bertrand was sent off as the first goal went in, after VAR intervened and highlighted his nasty tackle on Perez.

Asked if this was the lowest point in his career, Hojbjerg responded: “Yes. It’s the most embarrassing point.

“I cannot put into words what happened, I can only apologise.

“If I say something now, I might get problems tomorrow. I can only really apologise.

“It’s more than unacceptable. It was embarrassing. I have to take responsibility. I have to show my face. I have to stand in front of the group and I have to show my way.

“You can put quotes up and say some things, but I can only say one word, I apologise big time.”

It doesn’t get any easier for Saints, with tomorrow’s trip to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup followed by another journey to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

The current Premier League champions hit the St Mary’s side for six last season, although Hojbjerg thinks now is the time for the players inside the dressing room to stand up and bounce back.

“If there is one saying it’s, ‘Tough periods make tough people’,” explained the Saints captain.

“I can try and say something, but it won’t change anything. I don’t want to speak, I want to show by action.

“I don’t care who is coming up. Our actions have to speak.

“We never want to be in this position again or anywhere near it. We have to get back up and make sure this never happens again.”

Saints’ humiliating defeat set a club-record for the biggest loss they’ve had.

Because of this, Hojbjerg has made it clear that under no circumstances can Saints allow a performance like this to happen again.

He added: “We can put quotes out, apologise and say something, but the only thing that’s the real deal now is actions.

“Actions that are nowhere near what they were against Leicester, it doesn’t matter who is coming up.

“We can never show our faces like this again.

“I will put my head there and tell the group that we can never show our face like this again.”