Southampton suffered one of their most damaging defeats of the season on Saturday, destroyed 3-0 away to relegation rivals West Ham United in the English Premier League.
Needing a victory to exit the relegation zone and help avoid the drop, Mark Hughes side were well below the standard required to secure a result, blitzed by three first half goals.
Saints haven’t won in the top-flight since 3rd February against rock bottom side West Brom and fans fear that relegation is becoming ever more inevitable.
Fans were frustrated with the performance, particularly in the midfield where Mario Lemina was well off the pace.
Signing from Juventus last summer, there’s no doubting he has ability, but supporters felt he was simply not engaged in the match against the Irons.
He was caught in possession in the build up to the first goal of the afternoon and failed to cope up against the likes of Cheikhou Kouyate throughout the 90 minutes.
Fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his performance…
Lemina has been unbelievably poor today. How he hasn’t been hooked yet I do not know. #SaintsFC
— Gary Dabbs (@SaintDabbsie) March 31, 2018
Lemina is such a frustrating player. Our most talented and when on form, unplayable all over the pitch. Then games like today happens and he looks out of his depth and disinterested. #SaintsFC
— Rob M (@_RobM_) March 31, 2018
Dreadful from Lemina. Twice fannying around on the ball he loses it, every other time he has it he slams it long. Ridiculous #saintsfc
— Oscar Easton (@Ozzyeaston) March 31, 2018
Can’t blame the manager, the fans have been great. The board AND the team (not macarthy) haven’t been nothing short of pathetic. Lemina has been horrific. We had a chance.. we blew it #saintsfc
— steve gyergyak (@stevegyergyak) March 31, 2018
— Alistair Bushe (@abushe7) March 31, 2018
It's obvious that he's extremely talented but this is just shocking from Lemina #SaintsFC
— Ed Powell (@fedpowell) March 31, 2018
Difficult to pick out the worst performance, Tadic or Lemina for me #saintsfc Hojberg close though
— Doug Maclellan (@MacLeTiss) March 31, 2018
Can’t argue with the score line. We’ve been utterly insipid. Hoedt and Lemina have been poor, but others have too. We’re going down and we deserve it. #saintsfc
— SaintM (@SaintMikeB) March 31, 2018