Southampton fans react on Twitter to Yoshida's performance against Stoke

Southampton lost 2-1 to Stoke City on Saturday but what did Saints fans make of Maya Yoshida's contribution?

Southampton may have taken the lead against Stoke City on Saturday through Morgan Schneiderlin, but Ronald Koeman’s side ultimately lost 2-1.

Goals from Mame Biram Diouf and Charlie Adam ensured the hosts took all three points and dented Southampton’s hopes of qualifying for Europe next season.

But while the goal-scorers stole the headlines, there was an interesting selection choice with Maya Yoshida starting at the back for Southampton while regular centre-back Toby Alderweireld lined up in midfield.

The Belgian international impressed further up the field, but he ultimately ended the day on a stretcher after landing awkwardly, leaving Southampton fans to wonder if that was the last they have seen of their loan star in a Saints shirt.

Further back, Yoshida impressed, making his 19th league appearance of the season and doing well in a centre-back pairing with the always impressive Jose Fonte.

After the match, we took to Twitter to see what Southampton fans thought of Yoshida’s performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:

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