Southampton will face Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals after progressing away to Wigan Athletic on Sunday afternoon.
With English Premier League woes resulting in a change of managers, the match was a chance for the team to get the Mark Hughes era off to a perfect start and they did just that with two second half goals from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Cedric Soares.
Supporters are delighted with the win and the upcoming trip to Wembley but recognise there’s a lot of improvement to be made if they’re to survive the top-flight drop this season.
One worry coming out of the cup tie was the performance of striker Guido Carrillo, who was signed by now departed manager Mauricio Pellegrino in January.
The Argentinian has failed to impress much in his 9 appearances so far, failing to score, and fans are concerned he may not improve.
Can Hughes unlock his full ability or are Saints fans currently seeing the best he has to offer?
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
How much did we waste on Carrillo again? #saintsfc
— half tint (@SfcGdog) March 18, 2018
I naively assumed that Carrillo's favourable relationship with Pellegrino wasn't the only reason #saintsfc got the cheque book out. Surely there was more to it? Perhaps today wasn't his day but he must be concerned about the return of Austin.
— Lucy Highnett (@lucyhighnett) March 18, 2018
But seriously, Carrillo looks as likely to score a goal as Shane Long does and Shane can run around a hell of a lot more. Its a worry. #saintsfc
— Issey Prada (@isseyprada) March 18, 2018
I really hope Austin is back and stays injury free to play alongside Gabbi, because Carrillo looks awful so far. #saintsfc
— Gareth Davies (@gazd83) March 18, 2018
Still yet to be convinced by what Guido Carrillo has to offer for #SaintsFC
— Jack Gann (@jackrgann) March 18, 2018
Surprised to see Carrillo come off. Only surprised because I forgot he was still on the pitch 😃 #SaintsFC
— David Peterson (@D_J_Peterson) March 18, 2018
Has Carrillo ever won a header?! 🙈 #SaintsFC
— Chris Price (@ChrisPrice95) March 18, 2018
We spent more than our entire season ticket revenue on Carrillo 🤨 #saintsfc
— Rob Climas (@RobClimas73) March 18, 2018
Still don't know what Carrillo brings to this team. He is genuinely awful in the box. His positioning, finishing, movement are all terrible. Tadic again invisible. This is proof that 1 up front isn't the problem, its the creativity behind the striker that's the issue. #saintsfc
— M (@SaintMatt7) March 18, 2018