Southampton fans may not have been best pleased with what they witnessed from their team in Saturday evening’s game with West Ham United but many of them were left seething with Alex McCarthy after comments he made following the game were circulated on social media.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) December 14, 2019
The Saints were undone by a Sebastian Haller goal in the first half which left them in the relegation zone and subsequently saw the Hammers pull four points clear of them (BBC).
McCarthy did his best to try and keep his team within a chance of getting a positive result from the game as he managed to produce three saves (as per WhoScored), however it was not enough as his team-mates could not do what was required of them at the other end.
Speaking after the game, the 30-year-old told the interviewer that perhaps ‘it wasn’t to be’ for them on this occasion; a thought that appears to have sent fans into a wild frenzy and leave many of the club’s faithful fuming with anger.
Some slammed McCarthy and stated that he was the problem, whilst others were furious with his explanation as to why they had performed to a sub-par level.
Here are just some of their reactions…
You certainly didn’t play as if you realised the magnitude of it, passive, negative, turgid, static, error strewn, but that sums up most of this season to date
— Ian Lawler (@subseasaint) December 14, 2019
Your one of the main problems. You get the ball and when every one goes forward you slow it down and wait for the other team to get back in to position!!
— Paul Hill (@clauseymousey) December 14, 2019
It wasn’t meant to be?.. make it happen!
— Stuart Hack (@HackStuart) December 14, 2019
Wasn’t meant to be lol we’re not meant to be in this league now.
— Luke (@LukeSandall) December 14, 2019
This season “wasnt meant to be”. But is it and needs fixed urgently
— Stuart Woods (@StuartWoods1986) December 14, 2019
What a lousy explanation!
— Wade1973 (@WadeMartin1973) December 14, 2019
The worst interview I have seen at least show some passion! Not it’s not meant to be. Players at any sport control the controlables whether as a team or individually!
— A. Whettingsteel (@AWhettingsteel) December 15, 2019
That response sums up our season so far, too much lethargy, who really cares? once again too many didn’t turn up in a massive game for us ! Absolute disgrace yet again !!!
— Mark pratten (@Markpratten3) December 14, 2019
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