With one south coast derby out of the way, it’s nearly time for the one that all Southampton fans are looking forward too, Tuesday night’s clash against Portsmouth.
Sundays at Staplewood!
We all know what's next up… ???? pic.twitter.com/7ksGqIVATi
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) September 22, 2019
The first proper South Coast Derby in nearly seven years, the fixture at Fratton Park is expected to be explosive, and supporters are feeling the excitement.
Plenty of fans took to social media to buoy the Southampton squad before their vital encounter with Portsmouth.
Here is what some fans had to say on Twitter…
After fridays shambles anything could happen
— up the saints (@andy67ydna) September 22, 2019
A Tuesday win nothing less!
— Saint Finlay (@StFinlay77) September 22, 2019
Bruising encounter down the south coast. Rough and tumble players only required who are a 100% fit. #SaintsFC
— Saints Pundit SFC (@SaintsPundit) September 22, 2019
However, some fans used it as an opportunity to send a message to Hasenhuttl and to play players in their right position for Portsmouth.
This is what some supporters had to say…
Can we actually have some players in the right positions please lads
— Dan (@ClinicalChe_) September 22, 2019
A LB in LB and a RB in RB?
— Rob (@rjcSFC) September 22, 2019
Rb Cedric lb Bertrand & & bednarek & yoshida cbs, defenders in their natural positions & leave westergard out as he’s awful
— sirfrost76 (@sirfrost761) September 22, 2019