A number of Southampton supporters have slammed Mohammed Salisu’s performance in his side’s Premier League clash with Tottenham on Tuesday.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men returned to action against Spurs at St Mary’s, following their excellent 3-2 win away to West Ham on Boxing Day.
It was a tough assignment for Saints, however, with Antonio Conte coming in and making an immediate impression in north London, remaining unbeaten in the league as Lilywhites boss.
Where will Southampton finish this season?
17th or lower
After James Ward-Prowse gave the hosts the lead with a brilliant strike, the game turned on its head when Salisu received a second yellow card, fouling Son Heung-min clumsily to concede a penalty.
It was a hugely disappointing moment for the defender, who had few complaints, as he failed to even make it to half-time at St. Mary’s.
Southampton fans slam Salisu’s display
These Southampton fans took to Twitter to criticise Salisu’s performance, having had such a negative impact on proceedings.
“Well that’s marvellous, isn’t? Give away a penalty and the ref won’t dish out a red. However, they can hand out a yellow which is a second, so equivalent to giving a red anyway. Although, Salisu was a walking red card today“
“Rejects a call up for AFCON to focus on his club career. He can focus on his club career elsewhere. He shouldn’t play for Southampton again“
“What was Salisu thinking?“
“As much as I rate Salisu he is always prone to a ill timed tackle away from a second yellow which could now cost us in a game we were well on top of “
“Standard of refereeing is so bad atm. That said, Salisu was a red card waiting to happen today“
“Game over, Salisu has looked awful today“
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