This season will be one to forget for Southampton, regardless of whether they retain their Premier League status or not.
The coastal club have been in a relegation battle for some time, and plenty of fans are already resigned to dropping into the Championship.
At the moment, Mark Hughes and his men sit four points from safety with four games left to play, and they have matches against Bournemouth, Everton, Swansea City and champions Manchester City coming up.
Southampton are yet to taste victory in the league since Hughes was appointed in March, and the disappointment continues at the weekend when they were beaten 2-0 by Chelsea in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
Oriol Romeu, who has played in all four of the club’s 34 Premier League games this season, is trying to grasp onto some optimism.
On Twitter, the defensive midfielder called for unity between the players and the fans, which sparked an interesting reaction from the club’s following.
Despite what has happened so far, there is for 4 games left and we need to keep the faith. Must remain together at the good and the bad times! 💪🏻 pic.twitter.com/kjMOOAmGJZ
— Oriol Romeu (@OriolRomeu) April 23, 2018
Players need to die for the shirt now. Pride, passion and bravery. We can win ALL these games if the players really want it 🔴⚪️🔴⚪️🔴⚪️
— Debbie (@SFC_Debs) April 23, 2018
Yep – that also means that if it's down to you that we get relegated, then it's down to you to stay with us in the Championship and fight on. Something to think about.
— The Archers Road End (@ArchersRoadEnd) April 23, 2018
If we got points for motivational tweets from players we would be top of the league.
— DB (@DB_247) April 23, 2018
Keep the belief and keep fighting! Remember that 95% of this time finished 8th last campaign. You can do it Oriol and my god we'd love you if you can get us out of trouble! 🔴⚪#saintsfc
— Phil Gatrell (@STPJGUK) April 23, 2018
We learn more about you in the bad times! Time to put it right on pitch on Sat! Feel pride in wearing this famous shirt, the fans will be right behind you
— Simon Thorpe (@dankiz1) April 23, 2018
Does that mean you'll stay when it's bad enough for the Championship? 🤔
— Obem Sev (@Sevskii93) April 23, 2018
Our support is unwavering. Time for the players to stand up and be counted. And deliver. This is not a relegation team. Prove it. #Saintsfc
— 😇 Relegated Paul (@happyhoppy66) April 23, 2018
We are with you until the end. Then we brush ourselves off and start again.
— Daz Humby (@dazboh) April 23, 2018