Many Southampton fans have been left to slam the display of Ryan Bertrand in their side’s 3-0 loss at Leeds United in the Premier League on Tuesday evening.
The St. Mary’s faithful actually looked like the better team in the first half of the game but goals in the second from Patrick Bamford, Stuart Dallas and a lovely free-kick from Raphinha ensured that Marcelo Bielsa’s men got themselves all three points and moved into the top half of the table.
A lot of performances from Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men really flattered to deceive, especially Bertrand’s.
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The former Chelsea man lost out on five of his duels in the match, and also failed to record a single dribble, clearance, interception, key pass, accurate cross or long ball (Sofascore).
He also lost possession of the ball no fewer than 13 times, earning him a very measly 6.1 overall rating on Sofascore, the joint-lowest out of any player to have set foot on the pitch along with his teammate Jannik Vestergaard.
Southampton fan reaction to Bertrand display
These Saints slammed his performance on Twitter, with one supporter even going as far to say that the left-back has been ‘poor’ for a while now:
“I’m not Ralph out but come on, this is starting to get embarrassing. Adams, Redmond, Bertrand are Championship level at best and people need to realise.“
“That was shoddy from Bertrand.“
“The sooner Bertrand leaves the better, literally offers nothing.“
“I hate singling out players but Bertrand is past it man, we need a new LB and ST in the window at minimum to be able to even compete next season”
“Bertrand has been poor for a while”
“Losing Romeu killed us. Bednarek woeful at RB, Prowsey average at best. Bertrand, really struggling to see why he should have a new contact. Lack of players in key positions. Defending was shocking but won’t hear about it because there’s a McCarthy agenda”
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