The much-anticipated derby against Portsmouth is nearly here for Southampton fans, and Ralph Hasenhuttl has been speaking to the press.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) September 23, 2019
The Saints manager admitted via the club’s official website that he will be picking his strongest possible XI against their south coast rivals.
However, fans were more worried about whether or not the Southampton boss will be selecting players suited for their best position on the field, and supporters took to social media to voice their concerns.
Here is what some Southampton fans had to say on Twitter…
Controversial idea: play them in their right positions too…
— Ed Bazza (@EdBazza) September 23, 2019
Hopefully a left back @ LB & a right back @ RB
— eduardo mush (@Sh1thouse2) September 23, 2019
No mate, it’s Bertrand LEFT. Stop confusing him
— Sam Oatley (@Sfcsamo) September 23, 2019
All in their right positions we hope.
— Micky E (@lazygit49) September 23, 2019
Can we play them in the correct positions too please? Just a thought…
— DTagg64 (@DTagg64) September 23, 2019
Unfortunately they will all play out of position and Shane Long will be in goal!!! Clueless!
— Andrew Douglas (@AndyDouglas79) September 23, 2019
strongest possible XI? so with a right back at right back and a left back at left back then?
— (@SaintProwsey) September 23, 2019
Hasenhuttl played a number of players out of position on Friday night against Bournemouth as formation data from WhoScored shows.