It was yet another defeat for Southampton in the Premier League last weekend after they lost 1-0 to West Ham.
It was the Saints’ 10th of the season, and central defender Jack Stephens has since called for improvement.
“These home games, especially against teams around us, we have to be a lot better,” Stephens was recently quoted as saying by the Daily Echo. The 25-year-old’s war cry, however, does not appear to have convinced fans, who have since taken to Twitter to criticise him.
Indeed, it has not be a good season for Stephens so far, with WhoScored handing the Englishman a 6.47 average match rating. As a whole, though, Southampton have not been great when it comes to defending.
No Premier League team has conceded more goals than the 36 Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men have let in, explaining supporters’ frustrations.
You can have a look at what Saints fans have been saying about Stephens below…
How about Mr Stephens taking some of his own advice? Holding the ball and passing slowly sideways doesn't make him a very bright lad.
— Mark W. Clark, Esq. (@Coastguard) December 17, 2019
It’s no good demanding an improvement, it’s what the fans crave and what should be happening at Staplewood between Sunday and Friday culminating in a result on the Saturday. Alas something seems amiss. 17 wins out of 64 home games screams TROUBLE!
— Julian Hood (@harvey_hood) December 17, 2019
This is what hacks me off the most. These ridiculous comments from players. These players need to accept they are not good enough, they have no fight in them except Romeu, Ings and long. They cannot play as a team and are to scared of the ball.
— Michael Caws (@cawsieson) December 17, 2019
Hate to break the news to you Jack it’s you and Cedric who are the liability !
— Chris ODonnell (@ChrisOD301267) December 17, 2019
every week for ages we hear from our players and manager they must improve to win games, I think we are in trouble to stay up to be honest
— Neil Taylor (@neiltay70524924) December 17, 2019
Don’t matter how much you demand if your not good enough your not good enough simples!!
— AndySimpson (@andysimpson99) December 17, 2019
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