A lot of Southampton fans were left depressed and deprived of any confidence in their team following Friday night’s abomination, yet supporters just want one thing from the squad heading into tonight’s clash with Manchester City.
I’ve seen lots of #Saintsfc fans demanding an improvement for tonight’s match. But in truth, I’m unsure what equates to a ‘good reaction’ following a record-breaking loss, especially when your playing one of the best teams in the world? What do you want to see tonight? pic.twitter.com/f94AMdak2T
— SaintsNews&Views (@SaintsfcViews) October 29, 2019
After the 9-0 defeat to Leicester, Southampton fans on social media have been calling out for one thing tonight from their team, and that is effort.
With a difficult match against the reigning League Cup holders in City coming up tonight, supporters on social media have been expressing what they expect to see from Southampton at the Etihad this evening, with the overwhelming theme being that fans want to see the Saints give it their all and show some fight against opposition many expect Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side to lose too.
Here’s what some Saints fans had to say about tonight’s game, with supporters just wanting to see their players put in some effort following Friday’s horror show…
— (Solent) Steve (@dingodrum) October 29, 2019
At least one head bandage, two bloodied noses, a dislocated shoulder, visible breath at every corner due to taking in oxygen when ball out of play and at least 6 players collapsing to the ground through sheer exhaustion at the final whistle. Please
— Neil Edwards (@neilowenedwards) October 29, 2019
Grit, determination and pride in wearing the Saints shirt – percent commitment as a team.
— Peter Armstrong (@peterjarmstrong) October 29, 2019
Pride & effort
— Mark Griffin (@mgriff62) October 29, 2019
Southampton fans just want to see one thing from the squad tonight against the reigning Premier League champions…
Everything that wasn’t there Friday night would be a start!Desire,passion,pride!
— Seanmck (@saintmck) October 29, 2019
effort, that’s it
— Rhys Gorry (@rhysgorry) October 29, 2019
Commitment, leadership, a full shift by the squad, a goal or two by us, no late subs.
— Derek Scully (@Hackneyboy60) October 29, 2019
Pride to wear the shirt. Players looking like they somewhat care for the club. Giving every ounce of effort that they can.
— Kieran (@KieranKellyyy_) October 29, 2019
Southampton will be without Ryan Bertrand tonight as well, as the former Chelsea defender was sent off in Friday’s loss against Leicester.