Ryan Bertrand reveals how hotel farce inspired Southampton win over Swansea 3 years ago

Ryan Bertrand reveals how hotel farce inspired Southampton win over Swansea

Southampton has accused the hotel of foul play

As we approach the end of the season is very little for anyone to play for in the Premier League. Swansea and Southampton are still fighting to survive, but Saints' victory this week in what was effectively a relegation play-off has put them in a much stronger position going into the final day.

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Southampton captain Ryan Bertrand has revealed how a hotel related row before the game inspired the squad even more to go and win at the Liberty Stadium. The Saints squad were due to stay at the Marriott hotel in Swansea but were told the hotel had been hit with a virus, even though it remained open for the public to make bookings.

Southampton saw this as foul play by the hotel in a bid to derail their squad, but it backfired, as a late Manolo Gabbiadini winner clinched three points for the visitors.

Speaking on Sky Sports News, Bertrand explained that the farce "put more emphasis on the game, for us to go and get a result."

Bertrand couldn't resist taking another cheeky dig at Swansea, saying that Cardiff "was a lovely place."

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