Southampton fans have taken to Twitter to heap praise on Che Adams, after he came off the bench to grab the assist for Danny Ings’ late winner against Leicester on Saturday.
Adams poked the ball through to Ings, who took an excellent touch before toe-poking the ball through Kasper Schmeichel and into the back of the net for his 14th Premier League goal of the campaign – he is now the joint second-highest goalscorer in England’s top-flight this term.
Instead of aiming all of the praise at the former Liverpool man, however, some Southampton fans have given credit to Adams for his immediate impact against the Foxes amid talk of the 23-year-old possibly leaving St Mary’s this month, with Leeds interested according to The Athletic’s Phil Hay.
The Southampton No.10’s assist helped Ralph Hasenhuttl’s men move onto 28 points for the campaign, which is mightily impressive seeing as they had just eight to their name after the 9-0 defeat back at the end of October.
Let’s see what the Southampton fans on Twitter have been saying about Adams’ assist…
What a win today! Adams deserves a lot of credit for the assist for the winner, quality bit of a play #saintsfc
— James (@jamessfc) January 11, 2020
This supporter named James said that the former Birmingham man “deserves a lot of credit” for his assist and also called the moment a “quality bit of play” from the forward – it’s hard to argue with that.
Che Adams, class when he came on late. What a 1-2 and through ball to Ings, he ain’t going nowhere. #saintsfc
— Jamie (@jamie17saints) January 11, 2020
— Robert Molnar (@LWOSRobMolnar) January 11, 2020
These two fans both spoke of the transfer interest in Adams while also praising him.
One said “what a one-two and through ball to Ings” before stating that the striker “ain’t going nowhere” while another supporter named Robert said “what a pass” – mentioning that the assist was “reason 291 why he shouldn’t depart anytime soon”.
Great bit of skill, great pass. Doesn’t seem to be much of a goal scorer at this level but if he can play Long’s role next to Danny long term then that’s good enough for anyone
— StuSZN 🏴 (@TheTrueFraudie) January 12, 2020
Elsewhere, this fan said that it was a “great bit of skill” and a great pass, before mentioning that it doesn’t matter if Adams can’t find the net too much as long as he can perform Shane Long’s tireless role next to Ings.
Instinctive assist, Che didn’t even seem to look up to see where Danny was but trusted him to be in the right place at the right time, brilliant football
— Ian Lawler (@subseasaint) January 12, 2020
That really was a quality assist, no margin for error at all.
— philip duffy (@philipduffman) January 11, 2020
Call yourself a Premier League expert? How much did each of these big-money January signings cost?
Lastly, “instinctive” and “quality” were the adjectives of the day here to describe Adams’ assist, with Philip highlighting the fact that there was “no margin for error at all” while Ian noted that he “didn’t even look up” to see where Ings was.
In other news, The Athletic’s Carl Anka has added an intriguing dimension to the Che Adams exit rumours through the use of just one word…