One of the positives from Southampton’s draw with Watford last weekend was the slightly improved performance by misfiring striker Manolo Gabbiadini.
With everyone knowing what the little 26-year-old Italian is capable of, we just haven’t seen it enough this season but on Saturday in his second Premier League start of the season he opened his account for the year and almost helped send us to victory.
With goalscoring issues at Southampton this year once again, fans will be praying that getting on the scoresheet will get him back to his early best when he arrived at St Mary’s Stadium to begin with, add that to Danny Ings and hopefully, a fired up Charlie Austin after his post-game speech and there might finally be something to smile about.
No point getting too far ahead of ourselves at this stage though as we now have to contend with the November international break getting in the way of things again.
That’s why Gabbiadini should be starting every game. He is a goal scorer. Jeez #saintsfc
— The Perturbed Mole (@PerturbedMole) November 10, 2018
Imagine my shock when Gabbiadini finially starts a premier league game and scores #saintsfc
— M (@SaintMatt7) November 10, 2018
Less than 20 mins. and that’s why Gabbiadini should start #SaintsFC
— Richard Shelley (@RShelley_bowls) November 10, 2018
Gabbiadini having a great game already #saintsfc
— Matt Kemp (@matt_kempez) November 10, 2018
I must say he did put a shift in today regardless of the goal.
— ClubSaints for Android (@clubsaintsapp) November 10, 2018
Can’t be bothered to state my frustration and all that, I’ve been a broken record in that respect for 2 years. So will talk about Gabbiadini instead: he was superb. That wide right role is good for him – he works hard, can cut in on his left foot & he’s a goal threat ???????? #saintsfc
— Charlie Hawkins (@charliehawk93) November 10, 2018
Gabbiadini is too good for us. How is he not starting every game
— Bradley Rees (@BradleyyRees) November 10, 2018
At a loss for words at not winning that.
Lemina was fantastic, Gabbiadini was brilliant & even Hoedt & Cedric had good games.
The commitment was there, but we just need some luck.
So so frustrating. #SaintsFc
— Josh Richards (@JoshR1988) November 10, 2018
Maybe the wing role may prove to be a decent catalyst for him – I’ll be sat here with my fingers crossed, but he deserved his praise after that one.