Southampton bounced back from successive Premier League defeats by thrashing Everton 4-1 at St Mary’s on Sunday, and Saints fans were quick to praise Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg after he put in a man of the match performance on what was a rare start.
The midfielder has found first team minutes hard to come by under Mauricio Pellegrino and he had featured for just six minutes in the top flight this term prior to the clash against the Toffees.
However, with Oriol Romeu suspended and Mario Lemina only deemed fit enough for a place on the substitutes’ bench after injury, the 22-year-old was given his opportunity and he took it with both hands with an all-action display.
Southampton fans took to social media to give their thoughts on the Denmark international’s display, and while one said “what a performance”, another believes “he’s someone with a scary amount of potential”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— David Warner (@DavidWarner23) November 26, 2017
Watching the highlights of the game, Austin was clinical but for me Hojbjerg was outstanding. Put in a brilliant shift. Should give the manager something to think about with Romeu & Lemina #saintsfc
— Justyn Roberts (@justynroberts4) November 26, 2017
— mighty_SAINTS (@mighty_saints) November 26, 2017
— SaintsChat ?? (@saints_chat) November 26, 2017
Hojbjerg and Boufal both stepped up today, should start against City on Wednesday #SaintsFC
— Jordan O'Sullivan ? (@jordan323323) November 26, 2017
A quick mention for Hojbjerg, who I thought was immense today. Player at a great tempo. He's someone with a scary amount of potential. Good to see players taking their chance today ??⚽️#Saintsfc pic.twitter.com/pjTB9zVWdH
— SaintsNews&Views (@SaintsfcViews) November 26, 2017
How good was Hojbjerg today. In my opinion the best player on the park. His passing stats and interceptions made must have been amazing today. He allowed the others to play. Bertrand and Boufal are such a better combo down the left! #SaintsFC
— Mark Smith (@sparkadinho) November 26, 2017