Southampton fans aren’t all necessarily pleased with Mario Lemina at the moment. The Gabonese midfield man is not one who’s future was very clear over the summer, but he’s still a Southampton player, and now the fans want him to get back in the side.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) September 1, 2019
Back in July, Manchester United supposedly made an enquiry for the midfield man, as per Sky Sports News, and whilst no transfer went through, Lemina has failed to be included in a single of the Saints’ five matchday squads this season.
Yesterday was the midfield man’s birthday, and whilst the club did make the effort to post a message on Twitter as he turned 26, a lot of fans were quick in the comments to call for their talented ex-Juventus man to get his head down, get back in the side and show what he can do.
You can read the Saints’ messages for Lemina here:
We have actually missed him..
— Henry Smith (@HenrySmith39) September 1, 2019
He’s had a lot of stick! But still think he can be part of our squad. We miss his talent in midfield. Look at Boufal now.
— WeMarchOn (@kelvinlegod) September 1, 2019
happy birthday Mario, please get your head down , graft become a fixture within our squad again, and earn yourself a good move away we all know your ability, time to move on and work!
— Coutinhojr30 (@coutinhojr30) September 1, 2019
Happy birthday Mario, hopefully if you don’t get the move you desire then maybe you’ll get a chance in the squad again
— Lee Myers (@leemyersSfc) September 1, 2019
Happy Birthday Mario 🙂 Let’s shake hands, move on and realise that you’re not quite there on your footballing journey. Give 100% for Southampton for another season and imagine how long your “greatest moment” Instagram post would be if you tried every game 😉 #LemonadeLikeTonic
— Dave Maidment (@saintpahars) September 1, 2019
Happy Birthday Mario, hey we’ve been through a bad patch but let’s move on fella. Get your head right, start playing the football we love and enjoy watching again.
You decide but football is better when you’re playing it
Have a good one.
— Robbie (@EditSouthampton) September 1, 2019
Yeah happy birthday. Now can you drink a big cup of man up and actually start to earn your salary now no big club wants you? #saintsfc
— Nick Pratt (@Nickyp72) September 1, 2019
The Saints have all been pretty clear what they want from the 26-year-old, and there’s little doubt that he’d have an impact on the side should he get back into Ralph Hasenhuttl’s first team.