Southampton lost 2-1 to Sunderland on Saturday with Ronald Koeman’s side conceding two penalties, both of which were converted by the black Cats’ Jordi Gomez.
With Toby Alderweireld again playing in central midfield alongside Morgan Schneiderlin, it was Maya Yoshida who partnered Jose Fonte in the heart of Southampton’s defence.
The Japanese international has featured 22 times for Southampton this season but against Sunderland he and Fonte were unable to prevent their side from crashing to an untimely loss, especially when you consider the race for a European qualifying spot remains as tight as ever.
Right now, it appears as though no club wants to make things easy for themselves in the run-in, and similarly no one has yet taken advantage of the slips of others.
After the match we took to Twitter to see what Southampton fans thought of Yoshida’s latest performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
My MOTD analysis: We were awful in attack, we were awful in defence, Yoshida is an awful defender and I will cry if Schneiderlin leaves.— Kingsley (@kingsley1234f) May 2, 2015
More evidence that yoshida is crap— Luke Johnson (@LukeJ_Baller) May 2, 2015
Davis, Yoshida, Davies, Ward-Prowse...simply not good enough. We need more quality and a much bigger squad next season #nosentimentinsport— mightySAINTS (@mighty_saints) May 2, 2015
You know Southampton have lost when there's people saying they don't rate Yoshida, despite the fact he's been good this season.— George Galpin (@GGalpin95) May 2, 2015