Southampton fans in savage attack on Wesley Hoedt after poor defending

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.

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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Throughout his time in Spain he played ten times, winning 3.2 aerial duels per game. It was a stat that improved upon the 2.5 he was successful with in the Premier League.

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.

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