It doesn’t matter if you never do anything for the club ever again, but if you score in the mother of all derbies, then you will be remembered fondly by supporters, and that is seemingly going to be the case for Danny Ings.
From one #SaintsFC fan to many more…
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) September 25, 2019
The Southampton striker bagged a brace in the Saints’ 4-0 win over Portsmouth in the League Cup, and as if supporters didn’t have enough reason to love their new-found hero, Ings spoke highly of the fans who were there at Fratton Park on the night to back up the team.
As expected, Southampton fans on social media loved what Ings had to say about the community surrounding the club, and took to social media to praise the striker for his words and for his vital actions on Tuesday.
Here is what some Saints supporters had to say on Twitter…
What are you planning on doing with the keys to the city?
— Alex (@_AlexLee02) September 25, 2019
Thanks for throwing you shirt in our direction last night pic.twitter.com/W0bZcX2kNv
— David SFC (@davetherave103) September 25, 2019
Thanks for the 2 goals and to the rest of the team playing there part too .great day .loved being there cheering the lads on great day .pat on back to the team and the fans we March on
— richard geddes (@richardgeddes83) September 25, 2019
Thank you the away end was crazy! I wouldn’t wanna be anywhere else than behind my team next onto Tottenham away gonna be front row!
— chloe (@its_chloe__x) September 25, 2019
Our pleasure Danny. See you at White Hart Lane for a repeat performance.
— Julian Hood (@harvey_hood) September 25, 2019
Of course, some fans took it a little bit too far…
— Sam Lane (@officialsamlane) September 25, 2019
— Gazz Smith (@GazzSmith4) September 25, 2019
when’s your statue getting built?
— Dan ???????? (@ClinicalChe_) September 25, 2019
Southampton next face Tottenham, who supporters will be hoping Ings will be able to continue his impressive form against.