Southampton fans split over Wesley Hoedt

The Southampton fans appear to have a difficult relationship with central defender Wesley Hoedt, and that is putting it kindly.

Indeed, many celebrated when it was claimed that Hoedt could miss Saturday’s Premier League clash with Watford.

As it transpired, Hoedt did play in the 1-1 draw with the Hornets, and he has been an ever-present under Saints boss Mark Hughes this season.

There were always going to be some colourful responses when an interview with the 24-year-old was posted on Southampton’s official Twitter page.

Indeed, a number of the club’s fans once again took the chance to criticise Hoedt, although it must be said that there were those who defended the six-time Netherlands international in what was a mixed reaction.

One particular supporter was particularly strong, branding Hoedt ‘arrogant, overrated and appalling’.

A selection of the Twitter reaction in relation to the 2017 arrival from Lazio can be seen below: