The Saints in the Transfer Tavern want to see more bite and less bark from their club’s players after their Danish midfielder has claimed that from now, the club’s players can’t hide. The 22-year-old played the full 90 minutes as the Saints fell to a 3-0 defeat away at fellow strugglers, Newcastle.
Southampton fans could be forgiven for fearing the worst at the moment. Mauricio Pellegrino’s side was well beaten on Saturday as they fell to four Premier League games without a win and have only managed one win in their last 17 attempts. The St Mary’s faithful currently sit just a point above the relegation zone and look increasingly likely to drop into England’s second tier as the club face a tough run in for their final eight games.
It’s hard to see a way out for Pellegrino’s side, as they face trips to Arsenal, Leicester and Everton as well as having to host Chelsea and Manchester City in five of their last eight games. This tough run of fixtures couldn’t come at a worse time as the south coast side can’t even seem to buy a win in the final few months of the season. Relegation to the Championship would be inexcusable for the fans as the club has set themselves high standards, finishing in the top eight for the last four Premier League seasons.
With that in mind, here’s our resident Saints’ verdict:
Never one to make outburst type statements, but for goodness sake stop publishing player statements and replace the Manager. The poor man needs to be relieved of his duties now, whilst there is still time to rescue the club from relegation!!
— Eddie Lawrence (@EddieLawrence1) March 11, 2018
Talks cheap! Fans fed up hearing this every game ! About time u lot started backing it up
— phil Stuart (@sirfrost76) March 12, 2018
Too late. I used to love going to see Saints play. You aren't Saints and I have seen enough. Farewell my old friend, everything comes to an end. The business has killed the passion. #RIPsaints
— Mark Cole (@Mark_Cole70) March 11, 2018
The reality is that with a capable manager in charge this squad would have us sat comfortably in mid table. It has absolutely nothing to do with desire, everything to do with the ineptitude of the manager.
— Oliver blakelock (@SrlSeven) March 11, 2018
Sorry, have I missed something? Has Hojberg been appointed manager & club spokesman? Time for the gutless management team to be wheeled out #saintsfc
— Phil Gatrell (@STPJGUK) March 11, 2018
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We’ve heard this every week now. Getting a bit boring now don’t you think .
— Lukeyy (@LukeSandall) 11 March 2018