Plenty of Southampton fans voiced their displeasure with the performance of centre-back Jack Stephens after their team’s defeat this afternoon.
Some fans felt that the 25-year-old was culpable for Raul Jimenez’s winning goal as Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team threw away a 2-0 half-time lead to lose 3-2 at home to Wolves, while the Saints defender was also involved in the penalty that was awarded to the visitors following a VAR review when he and Cedric Soares were adjudged to have fouled Jonny (as per Sky Sports).
Aside from those pivotal moments, Stephens failed to win a tackle or make an interception against Nuno Espirito Santo’s side, the first time this season that he hasn’t managed either a successful tackle or interception, while he misplaced nine of his 42 passes at St Mary’s this afternoon. That perhaps led to 90min.com writer Spencer Rance giving the centre-back a lowly five in his player ratings for the game.
These Southampton fans issued a damning verdict on the 25-year-old’s performance after their team’s defeat today:
You bottled it, Jack Stephens in zombie mode for their 3rd
— Happy camper (@scottriglar8) January 18, 2020
Jack Stephens single handedly throwing away a 2-0 lead. The bloke has a mistake in him every game. #SaintsFC
— Tom Roberts (@fmtroberts) January 18, 2020
Poor defending again don’t let Jack Stephens fool you
— ray piste (@lordobafemi) January 18, 2020
Jack Stephens back to being Jack Stephens
— Kristian (@SFC_Kristian) January 18, 2020
Jack Stephens been good lately, seems he’s been saving his “mistake a game” all for Wolves #saintsfc
— Tom C (@tcsaintsfc) January 18, 2020
Jack Stephens. Premier league footballer. Ridiculous.
— Adam Giles (@SheriffHood91) January 18, 2020
Do you think Stephens had a poor game for Southampton this afternoon? Was he at fault for some of Wolves’ goals? Comment below with your views!
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