Southampton Football Club posted a video of their players training on the St Mary’s pitch via their official Twitter account ahead of their crucial clash against Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Saturday, and Saints fans were quick to react.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) March 7, 2018
The match against the Magpies looks to be must-win for the south coast outfit if they are to survive this season, after they could only pick up a goalless draw against another fellow struggler in Stoke City at home last weekend – a result which did little to help the ill feeling towards manager Mauricio Pellegrino from the St Mary’s faithful.
Pellegrino’s men, who have some tough looking fixtures on the horizon, lie just one place and one point above the relegation zone ahead of the long trip north, where they face a Toon side that are one place and one point above them.
Southampton supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the video showing the players and Pellegrino in training, and while one simply said “unbelievable”, another asked “why oh why is he still here?”
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— Christhesaint?⚪️ (@sainttwit1246) March 8, 2018
Do I dare to dream that the blue bids was the XI for Saturday and Gabbiadini had a blue bid on…..???
— Lee Payne (@lpp28) March 7, 2018
As usual looking world beaters in training! Lemina looks like adult playing with boys on the playground. Unbelievable!
— jazzs (@jazzs5) March 8, 2018
Why oh why is he still here ????????????????????? #Pellegrinooutnow
— Sparky (@sparkalona) March 7, 2018
Win or bust time ????⚪️?⚪️
— Edward Marsh (@edwardmarshCT) March 7, 2018
Please just sack Pellegrino, before it's too late. It's not much to ask.
— K (@nicetrainers) March 7, 2018
— Tom Henry (@TrafalgarLawOP) March 7, 2018