Judging by Twitter, it’s safe to say that many Southampton fans weren’t impressed with the performance of winger Theo Walcott as their side succumbed to opening day defeat.
The Saints returned to Premier League action this afternoon at Goodison Park as they faced off against Everton, with an interesting season up ahead as they cope without big names from 2020/21.
However, that isn’t to say Southampton haven’t made their own moves in an attempt to reinforce Ralph Hasenhuttl’s squad, with summer signing Adam Armstrong #getting on the scoresheet in their 3-1 loss to the Toffees today.
One player with whom many Saints fans didn’t seem impressed, though, was fellow attacker Walcott, who seemed largely ‘anonymous’ in the eyes of some supporters.
According to SofaScore, the Englishman made no successful crosses, had zero attempts on goal and was among the lowest-rated players for Southampton with a subdued 6.3. He also lost possession of the ball on nine occasions.
Taking this into account, it’s little wonder his performance frustrated a fair few Saints supporters – check out a flavour of their verdicts from Twitter below.
Southampton fans slam Walcott
“We deserve that for giving Walcott 75 minutes, the guy is dreadful idc”
“How is Walcott still on the pitch”
“Walcott can’t continue as a starter”
“For Walcott, obviously, who has been largely anonymous.”
“Stu needs to come on for Walcott immediately”
“Adam Armstrong and Che Adams is already looking like an extremely exciting and dangerous partnership, but I can’t help but wish we had Tella and Stu Armstrong behind them both rather than Djenepo and Walcott. Both soooo unbelievably average and predictable.”
“Get Walcott off for KWP and move Livramento up. Absolutely non-existent.”
In other news: ‘Can’t wait’, ‘I’m excited’, ‘Fantastic’ – Many Saints fans flock to official news, find out more here.
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