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Ralph Hasenhuttl’s decision to axe Southampton flop Wesley Hoedt already looks justified after red card on Celta Vigo debut

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Ralph Hasenhuttl’s decision to axe Southampton flop Wesley Hoedt already looks justified after red card on Celta Vigo debut

Wesley Hoedt was sent off on his Celta Vigo debut.

Ralph Hasenhuttl’s revolution at Southampton is already underway as he has turned things around on the pitch and been active off the field.

Southampton have already axed a number of fringe players this month, including Wesley Hoedt, Cedric Soares and Manolo Gabbiadini.

Hoedt was sent on loan to Spanish side Celta Vigo with a view to a permanent move in the summer.

At Southampton, the six cap Netherlands international was often criticised for poor performances in central defence and many fans were happy to see him depart.

And it seems that Hasenhuttl’s decision to let Hoedt leave is already being justified after he endured a debut to forget.

 

Hoedt has joined Celta Vigo’s battle against relegation and he did little to help them in their bid to climb away from the relegation zone.

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The 24-year-old formed part of a defence that leaked two goals against Real Valladolid to throw away a one-goal lead and lose 2-1.

And his afternoon went from bad to worse as, three minutes from time, he received a second yellow card and was sent off.

It was a nightmare debut for the Dutch defender who has continued his Southampton struggles in Spain.

Hasenhuttl can now build his own squad after letting a number of under-performing Saints players, like Hoedt, leave in January.

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