Southampton fans have taken to Twitter to praise Josh Sims, after the academy graduate turned in a game-changing appearance from the substitutes bench against Tottenham on Saturday.
In this era of ‘big 6’ dominance, has finishing 7th become as good as winning a trophy? The Pl>ymaker FC squad have their say in the video below…
The 21-year-old was introduced at half-time by Hasenhuttl with the South Coast side trailing Spurs by a 1-0 deficit, before two second-half goals helped them grab all three points.
It was Sims who played the biggest role, stretching the north London-based side’s defence and creating opportunities for his teammates in doing so.
The young Englishman’s heroic cameo appearance could potentially be the start of his resurrection at St Mary’s, and has certainly put him in the thoughts of Hasenhuttl for the final eight games of the season.
Let’s see what the Southampton fans on Twitter are saying about his performance…
Really pleased to see Josh Sims get a chance and play so well So much talent has been wasted by MP2 and Hughes, it’s been reckless Needs to stay in the match day squad now #SaintsFC
— Sandy Mackinnon (@sandymackinnon) March 9, 2019
He was the catalyst (and MOTM) for beating the team 3rd in the Premier League, incredible performance from a quality player ruined at Reading.
— Rob (@robIacey) March 10, 2019
Josh Sims and Armstrong won't get the plaudits but they were great today. #saintsfc
— Jake Ward (@helloimjakeward) March 9, 2019
Sims shud have played far more games.A cracking wee player.
— DREW LUTTON (@ports57) March 10, 2019
Sims is great. Glad he’s back ??
— Phil Hurst (@philly_1987) March 9, 2019
Josh Sims is the next one to come through imo. He’ll be a great squad player for us next season
— Ewan White (@ewanwhite1999) March 9, 2019
Josh Sims turned the whole attacking game around, what a performance from the lad #SaintsFC
— Tom Bennett (@TomBennett10) March 9, 2019
I love Josh Sims more than my future kids (doubt I have any but still).
Needs to play more please @SouthamptonFC
— Mahmoud (@Mahmoud_SFC) March 9, 2019
excellent performance, changed the game for us
— stephen cross (@stephencross16) March 10, 2019