With only two wins all season in the Premier League, Southampton fans have had little to celebrate, yet this international break has handed supporters a small moment of joy.
#SaintsFC beat Brentford 4-0 in a behind closed doors friendly today.
Che Adams, Danny Ings, Jannik Vestergaard and Shane Long on the scoresheet. pic.twitter.com/4bGo0Do5Qb
— Saint Harris (@LHarrisSFC) November 14, 2019
The Saints played Championship side Brentford in a behind closed doors friendly which saw a seemingly strong Southampton XI claim a big 4-0 win against the west London club, a fixture that Ralph Hasenhuttl has apparently organised to improve match fitness as the international break progresses.
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And Southampton supporters were surprised with the result, with some fans taking to social media to give their thoughts on the friendly and what it could mean for their prospects for the year.
Here’s what some Southampton fans had to say about the 4-0 win against Brentford, with some supporters gobsmacked their club managed to score four goals…
Proof or it didn’t happen
— Märshäll (@Beaumxntt) November 14, 2019
That’s good news. Hope its true
— Kieran Hartigan (@HartiganKieran) November 14, 2019
Can we play them every week?
— Claire (@Claire_m75) November 15, 2019
@kieranknight98 BIG RESULT THIS
— George Clarke (@GeorgeClarke07) November 14, 2019
Some fans, though, couldn’t see the silver lining with the 4-0 win…
Proves we will smash the championship #saintsfc
— Not These Guys (@notthese_guys) November 14, 2019
Huge result against next season’s title rivals.
— Jake Wilson #JW74 (@Jake_Wilson98) November 14, 2019
— Michael Blackmer (@M_Blackmer) November 14, 2019
—(@ts_ts89) November 14, 2019
Southampton have claimed a 4-0 win this season in a professional game, beating archrivals Portsmouth in the League Cup by the hefty scoreline.