Loads of Southampton fans have been running the rule over their continued resurgence, and they’re absolutely full of praise for Jan Bednarek.
Southampton grabbed an extremely impressive three points at Leicester City on Saturday, winning 2-1 despite playing most of the match with just ten men.
James Ward-Prowse gave the Saints an early lead from the penalty spot, and Shane Long doubled the lead on the cusp of half time, just moments after Yan Valery was sent off.
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Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side held on for their dear lives in the second half, and a lot of the credit has to go to the boss for his continued use of Bednarek in a back three.
The Polish international barely had a look-in before Hasenhuttl arrived, but has been brought back into the fold and had perhaps the best performance of his young Southampton career at the King Power Stadium.
The 22 year-old won seven aerial duels and made a remarkable 12 clearances, and fans are full of praise for both the player himself and the manager for his faith in the young defender.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Matt targett game of his life. Ward prowse incredible. Bednarek different class. Stephens solid. Long hardworking. Romeu brick wall. Whole team fantastic. #saintsfc
— Ewan Campbell (@EwanCampbell1NI) January 12, 2019
Still can’t quite work out how Jan Bednarek couldn’t get a game under Mark Hughes ?♂️?. Been superb since he came in. JWP very impressive today. Maybe just maybe he is starting to show what we all hoped he could be all those years ago! Ralph deserves full credit.
— Steve Jones (@fleetsaints) January 12, 2019
7 Headed clearances
12 Clearances overall
6/8 Aerial duels won
& THAT goal line clearance.
Another great performance, ever improving pic.twitter.com/VTuxTj5GJ9
— Conor Smith (@ConorSmith_94) January 12, 2019
He’s just getting better and better under Ralph showing why he was so highly rated back in Poland ?? ?
— ⚽️ KevanHuttl??? (@kevvygrinny) January 12, 2019
Immense defender… Making that position his to lose imho
— Charlie Tre-Vett (@charlie_bear86) January 12, 2019
He’s the next VVD ?
— xavisto (@vaxiii_1) January 12, 2019
Can’t believe Hughes never picked him
— Ian Hunt (@eyedontseehow) January 12, 2019
Oh bednarek you beautiful beautiful creation
— char (@charseymour8) January 12, 2019
— Sigurðsson’s Peen?? (@SigurdssonsPeen) January 12, 2019
My #SaintsFC thoughts: What a manager we have on our hands. Vestergaard looks like he is settled and playing with confidence. How Bednarek did not play more under Hughes I don’t know. Very happy that long scored too. On to Derby COYR
— SaintsFC Fan (@Saints_Fan_COYR) January 12, 2019
Wherever Mark Hughes is right now… the way he never played Bednarek tells me he should never be allowed to manage a team again. #saintsfc
— Jay (@PolishMaldini) January 12, 2019