Southampton’s unbeaten start to the season came to an end in disappointing circumstances as they lost 2-0 Watford at St Mary’s on Saturday, and Saints fans were not pleased with the performance of one of their attackers.
Former club-record signing Sofiane Boufal was handed his first Premier League start of the season against the Hornets, but he struggled to make an impact on what was a bad day at the office for all of the players.
The Moroccan featured on both flanks before being replaced by Charlie Austin in the 71st minute, and he is still yet to show the St Mary’s faithful what he is capable of following his move from Lille last summer.
Southampton supporters were quick to have their say on the 23-year-old’s latest showing via social media, and it’s fair to say that they weren’t impressed with many labelling him as a “waste of money” and others saying he should be dropped for the trip to Crystal Palace next weekend.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Boufal also has to be dropped. Can't see what he offers at all, like playing with ten men #saintsfc
— Luke Kenworthy (@LukeKenworthy) September 10, 2017
can we please get rid of Boufal, total waste of money, buy another striker to play alongside gabby, its not rocket science!! #SaintsFC
— fiery3011 (@fiery3011) September 10, 2017
Personally I'd play Long instead of Redmond & not bother with Boufal anymore. #saintsfc
— Paolo (@DYSoulFunk) September 10, 2017
JWP flattered to deceive. Again. Boufal flattered to deceive. Again. #saintsfc
— Chris Rann (@crstig) September 10, 2017
Bad game for Romeu today. Didn't even get a yellow card! Boufal poor as ever. Stephens and Cedric were decent #saintsfc
— Emma Allen (@EmmaRAllen) September 9, 2017
Boufal and Tadic do nothing to deserve a start. Put sims back in there hungry young player #saintsfc
— Thomas North (@Thomas_North1) September 10, 2017
I'm still waiting to see what's so fn special about Sofiane Boufal #saintsfc
— Samuel Wells 🇬🇧 (@samuelwells0608) September 10, 2017
Boufal has done nothing for team!…..waste of money! Can't defend….won't defend
— sean browne (@seanmbrowne) September 10, 2017