Many Southampton fans were criticial of the display of Ibrahima Diallo despite their 2-0 win at Sheffield United in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
A James Ward-Prowse penalty and a spectacular effort from Che Adams were enough to give the St Mary’s faithful all three points away at Chris Wilder’s team, but while there were some very good performances in a Saints shirt on the day, Diallo’s flattered to deceive for several supporters.
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The central midfielder lost out on four of his duels and also failed to make a single interception, while losing possession of the ball no fewer than 11 times in the game, earning him a quite measly 6.8 overall rating on Sofascore, the second-worst out of any of his teammates to have started the match.
Southampton fan reaction to Diallo display
These Saints fans slammed his performance on Twitter, with one fan even going as far to claim that the 21-year-old Frenchman was ‘dreadful’:
“#SaintsFC Diallo needs to wake up and look up before passing, dreadful for giving the ball away.”
“Generally happy with that first half, some good attacks, @NathanTella_11 has been on great form, concerned for @IngsDanny injury and some of Diallo’s passing has been worrying. #SHUSOU #SaintsFC”
“I said Diallo was rusty but that pass was shocking. Needs to get his brain in gear #SaintsFC”
“The fact that Diallo completely ignored Armstrong’s run on the left was bad enough, but then to give it away like that OMG! #SaintsFC”
“Diallo needs a good rollicking at half time…. Incredibly poor but we’re winning!! Adams needs to get on his toes too!! #saintsfc”
“We look like an actual football team with KWP back. Loving Tella. Diallo having a shocker though #SaintsFC”
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