Self-destructive. Is there a better way to describe Jannik Vestergaard after his shocker of a performance in Southampton’s 1-0 defeat to Cardiff on Saturday? They say that first impressions can last forever and that is what Southampton fans will be praying for because there is no way that the Denmark international got off to a good start in the eyes of Ralph Hasenhuttl, who managed the Saints for the first time in the defeat in South Wales. Understandably, some Saints fans are calling for Hasenbuttl to “get rid” of the former Borussia Monchengladbach centre-back in the January transfer window. The defender was at fault for Cardiff’s Callum Paterson scoring the winning goal on Saturday, but it’s not like that’s his first mistake playing for the south coast club. Southampton have gone from Virgil van Dijk to Vestergaard in the space of less than a year. What an absolute joke that is. No wonder the fans are furious on Twitter.
This is Futbol has rounded up some of the best tweets below:
Based on that performance & the notion we'll have to sell to buy..we should get rid of: Steven Davis, Manolo Gabbiadini, Vestergaard and/or Hoedt (loan – perhaps with option to buy) and Shane Long.
We should buy: an experienced CB, a creative midfielder, a striker.#SaintsFC
— James Truscott (@jgtruscott) December 8, 2018
Not sure what was worse Vestergaard’s back pass or Jon Moss not giving a pen for the tackle on Redmond. Tried to be patient with Vestergaard but he has to be the slowest CB in the league. We need at least 2 cbs in January.
— Steve Jones (@fleetsaints) December 8, 2018
Sell Vestergaard, Hoedt, Cedric, Romeu, Targett, Austin, Forster, Long, and Davis. Literally, do nothing every time they play or they get paid an insane amount. #SaintsFC
— Nathan (@LeminaERA) December 8, 2018
There aren’t anymore words to describe #SaintsFC after that awful display at Cardiff. Barely had a sniff going forward but, yet again, another bloody defensive error costs us! Vestergaard, you should hang your head in shame! Another shambolic addition to our poor squad.
— SeanGonzalez-Lambert (@SeanGL_SFC_5) December 8, 2018
I hope we never see vestergaard in a saints shirt again absolute donkey #saintsfc
— Joe Austin (@JoeAustinsfc) December 8, 2018
Vestergaard,hoedt, Austin have all got to go in jan. not good enough…. #SaintsFC
— Andrew McDougall (@And_McDougall) December 8, 2018
This is the guy who scouted vestegaard and hoedt. Complete fraud who needs sacking. pic.twitter.com/K36IsRoQPe
— Hasan Tariq (@HasanTariq10) December 8, 2018