In last night’s Premier League clash between Southampton and Brighton and St Mary’s Stadium, the improvement shown by Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg was clear for all to see as he really seems to have kicked on following the criticism he took for the red card against Leicester City back at the end of August.
Having served his suspension he’s played the last two matches for manager Mark Hughes and he’s scored in both games.
The goal in this one was a corker for those who haven’t seen it yet.
With Danny Ings making it two in the second half, whether we collapsed or Brighton stepped up probably depends on your optimism levels.
Either way, Hojbjerg came out of the game as our star man according to WhoScored with a rating of 8.39.
A goal from a shot on target, one key pass, pass accuracy of 82.1% in his 102 touches (more than anyone else in either team), he also blocked two shots, made a clearance and a tackle, and contributed seven interceptions.
The 23-year-old is slowly going from strength to strength and long may it continue as Southampton fans have little else to shout about at this moment in time.