Southampton fans are far from happy after Ralph Hasenhuttl appeared to suggest Alex McCarthy would keep his place in the Saints’ first-team ahead of Fraser Forster.
The 33-year-old has been Southampton’s number one goalkeeper throughout the campaign, playing in 21 of their 22 matches in the Premier League (Transfermarkt). However, he has a save percentage rate of just 63%, which is better than only two other regular goalkeepers this term in the English top-flight (FB Ref).
Forster, meanwhile, has played just four times in all competitions this season but is yet to concede a goal in any of those clashes. Hasenhuttl, though, has praised McCarthy publicly, which insinuates he will continue between the sticks.
Who should start in goal for Southampton?
The fans seem to think Hasenhuttl should give Forster a run. The comments from the Austrian were shared by Twitter page @SouthamptonPage, and the fans took to the social media platform to share their thoughts.
Let’s see what the fans had to say about the comments from Hasenhuttl below
“It’s not the point last time we lost 9-0 Gunn was at fault for like 1 goal he dropped him it’s about consistency why make an example out of one keeper and not another especially when on form Forster is no doubt are stronger keeper”
“Hmmm. I suspect Ralph is saying something different behind the scenes. I hope so. I like McCarthy but his footwork and passing for a goalkeeper amongst worse in the league i.e he makes too many mistakes from those positions.”
“Does Forster have to score a goal to get in the team?”
“McCarthy hasn’t been terribly bad just had a few hiccups which every keeper has, only difference is, saints have a equally as good keeper in Forster sat on the bench waiting for that chance, which I think after recent performances he fully deserves.”
“This is a poor managerial decision. Alex has conceded 12 in 2 games. That must affect a keeper psychologically. If a striker scored 4 in 4 appearances he’d be straight in the team. This decision will come back to haunt Ralph on Sunday, I’m sure.”
“so that’s Forster back on the bench then. So frustrating, he is definitely our stronger choice right now and deserves the chance”
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