Flocking to Twitter, many Southampton fans voiced criticism for young winger Nathan Tella as their side dropped more points in a 1-1 draw at home to Brighton and Hove Albion.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side were looking to get back to winning ways at St Mary’s this afternoon after a three-game run of no victories and eight goals conceded, including a dismal 4-0 loss away to Liverpool.
The Saints didn’t manage to turn things around despite loanee striker Armando Broja’s opening goal, with the Saints being made to pay for not securing the win in 10 minutes of added time. Neal Maupay scored a dramatic last-gasp equaliser for the visitors to snatch victory away from Southampton as they remain just six points above the relegation zone.
Saints fans slam Tella…
One man who didn’t impress a few Southampton fans on the day was Tella, who had a slight off-day according to SofaScore.
The 22-year-old, being handed their lowest match rating of 6.3, proved ineffective in the final third, completing just 50% of his passes to teammates and finding none of his long balls forward (SofaScore).
He also made no key passes, found just one out of three crosses, lost possession 18 times and attempted zero shots on target, leaving little wonder why some supporters weren’t impressed with his “careless” performance (SofaScore).
Check out some of their reactions below:
“Tella is not very good”
“Oh my days Tella is garbo”
“Is it just me or do any other #SaintsFC fans find Tella so frustrating at times? Can tell he trains with the likes or Redmond and Djenepo on a daily basis”
“Tella is getting careless now, needs to be subbed to save himself from getting a second booking. Fresh legs would be quite welcome right now”
“Somebody please tell me what Tella has done?”
“I really want to, but I just don’t get Tella, I don’t think he brings a great deal to the team, you see flashes now and again but not consistent enough for the hype, 1/2 season on loan would be better for him I reckon”
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