Nathan Redmond completed 90 minutes in the Carabao Cup win over Everton on Tuesday night – and some Southampton supporters on Twitter praised the attacker for his performance.
The Saints progressed in the cup after beating Everton 4-3 on penalties at Goodison Park, while the teams were locked together at 1-1 after normal time.
Danny Ings had put the visitors in front to continue his good form, but a late Theo Walcott goal ultimately sent the match the distance to penalties.
Mark Hughes’ side are struggling at 16th in the Premier League table, but are showing some encouragement in the cup and will face Leicester City in the next round.
Redmond is one of the players that has thrived in the cup and now has two assists in the competition, as he set up Ings’ goal in midweek.
The 24-year-old winger has brilliant pace and trickery that makes him a nightmare for full-backs to deal with.
But he is still waiting for his first goal of the campaign and just needs to sharpen up in the final third to take his game to the next level.
A selection of Saints fans on social media were raving about Redmond’s efforts away to Everton and feel that he’s in great form right now at the beginning of the season.
Here is some of the Southampton tweets:
Nice to hear Gabby and Yoshida mentioned often! Redmond different player this season and Gunn showing he’s a top keeper! Targett should keep his place! #saintsfc
— Earth is Full! (@parysnet) October 2, 2018
Tie Redmond down to a new contract!! Turning into one hell of a player #saintsfc
— Matt (@MattElgar14) October 2, 2018
— Nathan Newington (@newington13) October 2, 2018
Also thought redmond had a great game, lots of telling challenges in the middle when he had to come in and Yoshi made a massive difference to the defence #saintsfc
— Kevin Mar (@kevmarmol) October 2, 2018
Redmond assist. Best thing he’s done all season. Well in lad. #saintsfc
— Tommy (@we8pompey84) October 3, 2018
Great to see your performances have massively improved this season,hopefully the results will come 👍
— Luke Fletcher (@Superfletch81) October 2, 2018
Well played- you look a different player this season. That goal is coming….
— Deb Dawson (@debdaws) October 3, 2018
This is Nathan Redmond’s best spell as a Saints player.
— Tanmay (@foreversaint__) October 2, 2018