Southampton’s pre-season preparations continued with a 3-1 win over Preston on Saturday as the Saints managed to secure a relatively routine victory.
However, it didn’t come without a slight scare when the hosts equalised. Billy Bodin managed to cut inside and via some poor defensive play scored a fine solo goal.
The defending left a lot to be desired with Wesley Hoedt appearing to be nut-megged and as a result of his weak showing, he took considerable flack on Twitter.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) July 20, 2019
The 25-year-old was berated mercilessly as one fan urged for him to get out of the club immediately. A further supporter said he was stuck in cement. Another claimed the Dutchman didn’t even care.
Hoedt played 13 times for the Saints last season but ended up being loaned out to Celta Vigo in La Liga.
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Judging by his defending against Preston, though, it doesn’t look like fans want him to stick around for much longer again.
Here’s the best of the reaction.
Get Wesley Hoedt out my club immediately. Should never of been allowed to come back as it was ?
— Sam Ridout (@sridout92) July 20, 2019
— Josh Harris (@SouthamptonJosh) July 20, 2019
You say unstoppable but Wesley should have done more #sameold
— john wareham (@johnnyboygb) July 20, 2019
Wesley Hoedt defending stuck in cement again ???
— nath (@Nathan_Thomas17) July 20, 2019
Surprise surprise that clown hoedt again!
— mark pointing (@baldsaintmark) July 20, 2019
@TONYLEE29 we are so lucky to have Hoedt and Stephens real masterclasses at defending as you can see
— Luke Coakes (@C0AKESY) July 20, 2019
Hoedt doesn’t care.
— Zebulon (@Zebulon1114) July 20, 2019
HOEDT OUT NOW
— Brandon Marsh (@Skitzn33) July 20, 2019