It would be an understatement to say that not many football fans are expecting Southampton to get anything tonight against Manchester City.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) October 29, 2019
After the Saints 9-0 defeat to Leicester City, confidence along the south coast has never been lower, yet despite the record-breaking defeat for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side on Friday night, fans on social media have decided to remain confident in the team decide the overwhelming odds against them at the Etihad.
Manchester City will be looking to retain the League Cup for the third year in a row, and it could potentially be another slaughter for Southampton if the reigning Premier League champions stick to their game plan and exploit the Saints, who will likely rotate.
And yet despite this prospect, the majority of supporters have stuck by the club.
Here’s what some Southampton fans had to say on Twitter ahead of their League Cup clash against Manchester City, with lots of supporters hoping for the squad to bounce back following Friday’s humiliation…
Time to restore our dignity, no one is expecting a win but we do expect a solid performance… Good luck!
— ••: Ash :•• (@THE_SA1NTS) October 29, 2019
— (@MissYjw1) October 29, 2019
Just put the effort in. That’s all we ask. We don’t expect much due to the opposition however as long as the players give it 100% then we can’t ask for more.
— Tom Forder (@tomforder69) October 29, 2019
I’VE A WEIRD FEELING IN THE PIT OF MY STOMACH THAT WE WILL WIN ON PENALTIES TONIGHT.
UPPER CASE INTENTIONAL AS THIS COULD BE HUGE
— Neil Edwards (@neilowenedwards) October 29, 2019
These Saints fans were still sticking by the side despite their record-breaking loss to the hand of Leicester City…
Together as one #WeMarchOn come on lads
— Hasenhüttl (@SaintHasenhuttl) October 29, 2019
redeem yourselves Saints
— mOses (@musajnrr) October 29, 2019
Put a shift in. Work your socks off. Fight for every ball.
— Regular Dave (@DavidPalman) October 29, 2019
Just go for it lads. Whatever the result just fight for it!
— Julie Woodley (@julie_woodley) October 29, 2019
This will be the first time Southampton play City this week, with the Saints also playing Pep Guardiola’s side this weekend in the Premier League also at the Etihad.