Southampton suffered a 2-1 defeat to Cardiff City in the Premier League on Saturday.
The result left the Saints in 18th position in the table, with just 24 points to show from their 26 Premier League matches during the 2018-19 campaign.
It is very tight at the bottom and whilst Fulham and Huddersfield Town look doomed, the third relegation spot is very much open for discussion.
Southampton have shown improvement since Ralph Hasenhuttl replaced Mark Hughes, but they have only won one of their last four in the Premier League.
Next up for the Saints is a trip to Arsenal on February 24, whilst they will also visit Manchester United early next month during a difficult run of matches.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has been attempting to galvanise the supporters, but it would be fair to say that the midfielder’s comments were not welcomed by everyone.
Indeed, whilst some reacted positively to what their 23-year-old skipper said and indeed praised him, others were keen to have a go at the Denmark international, who particularly struggled against the Bluebirds.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the Southampton fans can be seen below:
Whatever happens Pierre, please stick around and be are long term captain ? #saintsfc
— nick coe (@CoeNicky) February 10, 2019
Love this guy, but the only journey we are on is to the Championship. Keeping Gao’s money dry during January has told us all we need to know. ??
— Scott (@LongshotScott) February 10, 2019
A nice “manage expectations” for a Sunday after a shocking result. People paid to watch that. Truth is it’s not just about yesterday, it’s about the last three games and the next four. It’s about beating teams around you, otherwise relegation is coming.
— Sam Mahoney (@SamMahoney13) February 10, 2019
Stop the soundbites and deliver on the pitch, too much mouth not enough actions like last 2 seasons #saintsfc
— Stuart Vahid (@StuartVahid) February 10, 2019
No No No, you have to achieve your goals weekly, this isn’t happening, here lies the problem.
— Hurstyboy (@Sparksinfo) February 10, 2019
Reassuring and wise words
— Justin Tracy (@justint3781) February 10, 2019
Maybe you could stop being sent off. That would be a start!
— TracyP (@Tracy_parsons79) February 10, 2019
Wake up you are one of the reasons we are where we are .underperforming blame the management ? Now do what u r paid to do. win games of football
— Mark Cottrell (@cmarkcottrell) February 10, 2019
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