BOSS Ralph Hasenhuttl admitted Saints made it “easy” for Tottenham to show their quality after succumbing to a 5-2 defeat at St Mary’s.

A Danny Ings double bookended four goals from Spurs star Heung-Min Son as well as a strike from England skipper Harry Kane.

Defeat left Saints pointless from their opening two Premier League fixtures, as well as having suffered defeat to Brentford in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.

Assessing the defeat to Jose Mourinho’s men, the Saints boss said: “We make it that easy for them that you see how much quality they have and how quickly they can score.

“We were very naive but we had to bring some experienced players off and bring the young lads in because at the moment, we don’t have anybody else.

“We know we have a very small squad at the moment. We know we have to do something.

“At the moment, definitely, we cannot power for 90 minutes. Today it was nearly 45. The first time we got in the lead I thought would help us get calmer.

“But in the Premier League, mistakes you get the bills for it, and we made too many especially before and after the half-time. We gave the game away in an easy way and this is not possible.”

Saints had showed promise during the opening period and could have gone in at the break in command following Ings’ well-taken opener.

But Son and Kane picked apart the hosts’ high defensive line, combining for goals on no fewer than four occasions.

Asked whether the result was humiliating, Hasenhuttl said: “Yeah, sure. We don’t like to lose that type, that’s for sure.

“I didn’t feel that we were that much worse to be honest, because in the first half we should probably be two or three goals up with the chances we had.

“But after being down, we definitely played very naïve and then it was absolutely humiliation.”

Saints’ next test comes with a Premier League clash at Burnley on Saturday (8pm).