Flocking to Twitter, many Southampton fans slammed the performance of midfielder Oriol Romeu as their side drew 2-2 away to Crystal Palace on Wednesday evening.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men travelled to Selhurst Park looking to put a damp winless run behind them, with their last victory coming in a 1-0 home win over Aston Villa at the beginning of last month.
However, despite making an impressive first half comeback, the Saints had to settle for a point against Palace and their third draw in six games – leaving them only six points above the Premier League drop zone.
Wilfried Zaha opened the scoring just two minutes into the encounter with a near post finish past Willy Caballero after a quick break away through the Saints midfield, but the visitors didn’t plan on lying down.
Two strikes in quick succession from James Ward-Prowse and Armando Broja gifted Southampton a 2-1 first half lead that they, eventually, weren’t able to maintain.
Instead, Eagles forward Jordan Ayew clinched an equaliser just past the hour mark to dash hopes of an overdue win for Hasenhuttl.
Saints fans slam Romeu…
Flocking to social media, it’s safe to say Saints supporters weren’t impressed with one player in particular as they slammed midfield man Romeu.
The 30-year-old, ranking in among Southampton’s worst-rated players on SofaScore with a 6.5/10, also gave away possession 19 times in south London whilst only managing to win a third of his ground duels (SofaScore).
Dribbled past three times also, Romeu’s defensive work on the night was arguably questionable – leaving little wonder why many supporters weren’t impressed with his contribution.
Find all of their reactions down below:
“Romeu’s not having much of a game either smh”
“Romeu has been terrible”
“Romeu is having a shocker”
“What’s up with Romeu tonight? He’s having an absolute stinker.”
“Like to see Diallo for Romeu, think he’s been poor today”
“Romeu needs to shut his legs and stop getting nutmegged”
points dropped again and Romeu is the worst player we have, don’t know why he keeps getting picked”
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