Southampton are still in the relegation zone despite a slight up-turn in form a few weeks ago. Indeed, since beating Watford and Norwich, they’ve lost their last two and fans are right to be worried about their future in the Premier League.
One major worry for manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is injuries, and Thursday saw him announce that Moussa Djenepo is out with a hamstring injury.
He signed from Standard Liege in summer for £14.13m (per Transfermarkt) and has had a mixed start to his career on the south coast. According to WhoScored, he’s made six starts and four substitute appearances so far this term, scoring two and assisting one. However, he’s suffered from injury problems throughout the season so far and was on the sidelines for a period between September and November too.
The club’s official Twitter account posted the news that he won’t be able to play in this Saturday’s crunch game against Aston Villa, and fans weren’t pleased. Many replied to the tweet to show their frustration that he’s once again out injured just when the club need to get back to winning ways.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) 19 December 2019
You can see some of their reactions to the tweet below:
— ₱₹€£ η ¥ό₫Ɨ_ⓙ₦ (@kikihillario) 19 December 2019
— Jay (@ffsJxy) 19 December 2019
Who did the scouting on him? He’s more injury prone than Austin was!
— Daniel Champion (@lord_champion) 19 December 2019
We buy 1 decent player..who seems to always be injured. This window is our only chance
— Ian Nicolas (@ianpaulnicolas) 19 December 2019
Is he the Malian Kieron Dyer?
— Matt LC (@lespacecornu) 19 December 2019
— Connor Bowers (@SfcBowers) 19 December 2019
Southampton fans, what have you made of Moussa Djenepo’s season so far?
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