Southampton bounced back from successive Premier League defeats to beat Everton 4-1 at St Mary’s on Sunday, and Saints fans were quick to react when defender Wesley Hoedt posted on his official Twitter account after the game.
— Wesley Hoedt (@wesleyhoedt) November 26, 2017
Losses against Burnley and Liverpool had seen the south coast outfit slip down the table as well as increasing the pressure on manager Mauricio Pellegrino, but they relieved some of that with a fine performance against the Toffees.
Hoedt cut a frustrated figure just a few weeks ago when he was being kept out of the team by Virgil van Dijk and Maya Yoshida at the heart of the defence, but the start against the Merseyside outfit was his third in the last four top flight matches.
Southampton supporters took to social media to reply to Dutchman’s tweet, and while one said he is “becoming a big fans’ favourite”, another simply said the centre-back was “unreal”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Becoming a big fans favourite lad. Not just a pretty face Wes. Can play a bit too I see. Thank you for real commitment and time for the fans. Top lad. ?
— Les' Lamborghini (@saintbannerman) November 26, 2017
You were superb! In fact the whole team were… great game Wesley! ??
— ▪Ash▪ (@THE_SA1NTS) November 26, 2017
Superb performance Wesley ? pic.twitter.com/zCYxjBb7tK
— Robbie (@SAINTSINFRANCE) November 26, 2017
Unreal today Wesley, you got everything! 10/10 ??
— Harry (@harryhsfc) November 26, 2017
You were awesome today Wesley! Brilliant game ⚽️⚪️?⚪️?⚽️
— Lauren edmunds (@Laurenedmunds3) November 26, 2017
You can be proud of how you played today, great work!
— Kris Jacobs (@khJacobs) November 26, 2017
Outstanding performance today Wesley
— Julie Dennis (@JudeLondon) November 26, 2017
Class performance once again ???
— Andrew Davis (@andydavis1978) November 26, 2017