Do Not Sell My Personal Information
  1. Home
  2. Premier League
  3. Southampton

Southampton: Fans debate Yan Valery’s return to the first team

Southampton: Fans debate Yan Valery’s return to the first team - Southampton

Yan Valery’s performance against Newcastle United has caused debate, with many fans having mixed opinions on how the right-back played on the weekend in the 1-0 loss.

It was the 21-year-old’s first appearance since the 30th November, due to a virus infection, but even before his illness, Valery was not a consistent starter in the side, as he only played eight times in Southampton’s first 14 games this season. (Transfermarkt)

The French full-back was given a 6.0 rating by Sofascore, and even though he won six ground duels and made three tackles and interceptions, the defender lost possession 21 times. His biggest mistake was when he lost possession trying to chest the ball but failed to control it properly. This allowed Allan Saint-Maximin to get in behind the defence and squeeze the ball in past goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.

Is it time Southampton moved on from Shane Long?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Southampton allowed Cedric Soares to go on loan to Arsenal in the January transfer window and signed right-back Kyle Walker-Peters on loan from Tottenham. (Transfermarkt) The loanee has only made one appearance at St. Mary’s, but mistakes like the one Valery made on the weekend could see Ralph Hasenhuttl utilise other options for the crucial fixture against Norwich next weekend.

Here are what some fans said about Valery’s performance:

Saints fans, who would you start at right-back for the next fixture? Comment below!


To Top

Article title: Southampton: Fans debate Yan Valery’s return to the first team

Please leave feedback to help us improve the site: