Southampton midfielder Mario Lemina posted a Twitter message to the St Mary’s faithful on Sunday after they secured survival on the final day of the Premier League season, and Saints fans were quick to react.
It’s been tough.. none of us was prepared to what we’ve been through this season.. we put ourselves in a bad position.. but you guys « fans » have been fantastic and we did it all together. Thank you all (fans, staff..) for the love and support you’ve show ❤Much Love❤ 🔴⚪ pic.twitter.com/bpMAjgCN0K
— Mario Lemina (@LeminaM_13) May 13, 2018
Despite their last-gasp 1-0 loss to champions Manchester City, the south coast outfit stayed up comfortably in the end as Swansea City were beaten 2-1 at home by already-relegated Stoke City at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.
Lemina joined the club from Juventus last summer, and it has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for the Gabon international who has been brilliant at times, not so good at other moments and has suffered his fair share of injury issues – the latest of which meant that he missed the previous two top flight clashes against the Swans and City.
Southampton supporters, who were not happy with the performance of Lemina’s 24-year-old teammate on Sunday, took to social media to respond to the comments from their 6ft tall midfielder, and while one said: “Have some class. Stick with SFC”, another said “stick with us!”
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Next season will be a thing of beauty- stick with us!
— Doug Maclellan (@MacLeTiss) May 13, 2018
Hope your be around bossing games again next season for us Mario! Think your injury hindered your season with us, but before that 👌🏻!
— Alan lucas (@Alan_Lucas87) May 13, 2018
Love you Mario 😘❤
— Laurence Seagrave (@FfsLaurence) May 13, 2018
Good lad! Push on next year. Good learning for some players!
— Matt Welland (@moogin83) May 14, 2018
Have some class. Stick with SFC. Thanks Mario 😇
— TIm Grigg (@grigg_group) May 14, 2018
Make sure you stay bro, you are a Rolls Royce of player 🙌🏻
— thatdudeZeus (@Mattg2577) May 13, 2018
Hope to see you in the red and white strip next season
— Callum (@Callumzxzx) May 14, 2018
Your a bunch of guy's who belong to us and we love you, let's hope that the fantastic talent you guy's have shines and gets used a little more nxt season, let's hope the board give you a leader that brings back the drive and ambition you all have. Nxt season easy top ten.
— Tony prince (@TonyTonyprince) May 14, 2018