A lot of Southampton fans have been quick to go to social media to praise goalkeeper Alex McCarthy after his performance in the 1-0 loss to Newcastle United on the weekend.
After making a mistake which led to a goal in the previous fixture in a 3-1 loss to West Ham, McCarthy definitely proved doubters wrong by making multiple great saves against Newcastle, including saving Matt Ritchie’s penalty to keep the score at 0-0 just before halftime. (BBC Sport) These saves led to one fan tweeting, “Quality Performance today Macca.”
Manager Ralph Hasenhuttl preferred Angus Gunn at the start of the season until Southampton were thrashed 9-0 by Leicester at St. Mary’s on the 25th October 2019. (Transfermarkt) Since then, McCarthy has played 19 times in the Premier League this season, keeping 4 clean sheets, and solidified himself as the Saints’ number one goalkeeper. (Transfermarkt)
Is it time Southampton moved on from Shane Long?
McCarthy, who made his first and only appearance for England in 2018, will hope that performances like the one on the weekend can possibly give him a chance of returning to the Three Lions squad for the upcoming European Championships this summer.
Here is what Southampton fans had to say on the goalkeeper’s ‘superb’ performance:
his best performance to date ngl, shame about the result
— Oli Horne (@FluxsaUK) March 7, 2020
Quality performance today Macca 👏🏼
— Ryan Davies (@ryanrd1905) March 7, 2020
Superb performance with some top class saves Alex!
— Swiss Saints (@Gion_Swiss) March 7, 2020
True reflection of how to bounce back from awful West Ham performance @Alex_Macca23. Always difficult with 10 men, but play like that every weekend you’ll be England fodder!!!! Well played.
— Tom Woodwark (@tomwoodwark) March 8, 2020
10/10 today Macca
— Darren Hill (@darrenhill) March 7, 2020
England place on this performance
— Fox Knews (@KnewsFox) March 7, 2020
Southampton fans, could McCarthy get back in Gareth Southgate’s England squad? Comment below!
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience