With plenty of disappointment for Southampton fans following Monday evening’s capitulation against Brighton and Hove Albion, despite holding a two-goal advantage as we went into the final 25 minutes.
Brighton, of course, levelled matters up with a second comeback goal in stoppage-time and with plenty of fingers to point at players who stepped off and began performing like the game was over and won, £18million signing Jannik Vestergaard came in for criticism of his own.
I think it’s fair to say that most will agree he’s still adjusting to life at the club, let alone the country, but the 26-year-old former Borussia Monchengladbach player certainly doesn’t seem to be helping himself as some feel he’s too relaxed at the back and he needs to focus and sharpen up so he wins more of his one on one battles.
Anyone checked on Vestergaard? Last I saw of him, he was getting bullied by Murray
— Dan (@DanSleep93) September 17, 2018
Hmm I suppose, didn’t stick out to me that he was playing bad. Hoedt still makes me nervous but thought he played well today. Just same old
— Matt Veale (@mattveale1) September 17, 2018
I'm struggling to single out people. The whole team collapsed in on itself.
— Lucy Highnett (@lucyhighnett) September 17, 2018
Last 30 we needed to change shape. Penalty or not irrelevant, we needed to change the game & kept 442 ????????♂️. Lemina was dead after 60 yet stayed on. Cedric appealing second half. We have two CB’s on the bench better than WH & JV
— Paul Redhead (@PaulRedhead3) September 17, 2018
Am i the only person who thinks Vestergaard is far too relaxed? I think he makes bad choices
— Broccoli Rob (@lewisb44ker) September 17, 2018
Blimey …….funny how players grow in stature without playing! Love Yoshi but come on, how many times did he get caught out last season and cost us goals!
— Br0wn1e5 (@Br0wn1e5) September 18, 2018
The players have to take responsibility. So many passes were made tonight that were never in a million years going to reach their intended target. A team needs a backbone, we haven't had one for ages. Vestergaard looks average imo.
— Dan Smith (@saintdansmith) September 17, 2018
Losing a two-goal advantage, eyes will always go to the defence and Wesley Hoedt has long had critics of his own with Maya Yoshida and Jan Bednarek in particular on the bench or out of the side, but does seem to need a confidence shot – but so do a number of them.