It’s been nearly a week since Southampton’s 4-0 win over Portsmouth, and the good mood is still lingering around the club.
Disappointment for #SaintsFC this weekend…
Now attention turns to improving next Sunday! pic.twitter.com/wsUbIxeGui
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) September 29, 2019
Despite the defeat to Tottenham over the weekend, supporters are still confident about upcoming fixtures, namely next Sunday’s clash at home to Chelsea, who head to St. Mary’s on the back of their first clean sheet of the season.
Yet despite two league defeats in a row now, defender Maya Yoshida is confident that, with a good week’s worth of training and the right amount of rest, the Saints will be capable of getting a result over Frank Lampard’s side.
Of course, some fans were confident in the Japanese international’s words and took to social media to buoy on the side to get something against Chelsea.
Here is what some Southampton fans had to say on Twitter…
Gain back the momentum once again together as a team! Beat them! ^ o ^
— Mell Chan (@MellChan8) September 30, 2019
Still hero’s as beat the skates down the road 4-0
— Ryan Davies (@ryanrd1905) September 29, 2019
Some fans, though, were hoping the Chelsea game will be a chance for players to play in their correct decision…
If you train the team a certain way to play against spurs & then change it when you have a perfect replacement as right back then I'm sorry Ralph but so not impressed
— Dave Bonner (@DaveBonner12) September 29, 2019
Valery played most of last season. So he should of played not vestergard. Playing JWP at right back is no good. Even JWP would say the same if he could.
— Nick Graham (@nicksfc73) September 30, 2019
But why not play Valery as RB as Vestergard is not and week of training was surely set up with attacking RB? @AdamBlackmore
— Nick Farthing (@nickfarthing57) September 29, 2019
Think all saints fans feared the worse when vestergaard got put in when Cedric pulled out , strange decision with a like 4 like in valery on bench
— sirfrost76 (@sirfrost761) September 29, 2019
A win against Chelsea will be vital for the Saints in the early stages of the season.