The left-back did not have his best game against Everton this afternoon.
Southampton took on Everton at St Mary’s Stadium this afternoon in a game they would have been hoping to win after their excellent season at home last term. Meanwhile there are worries over Everton, who have not strengthened their squad to the level some might have imagined this summer.
However, Everton romped to victory.
The Toffees played a fantastic counter-attacking game with Romelu Lukaku scoring twice and Ross Barkley putting the finishing touches on proceedings.
For Southampton it was certainly a fixture to forget.
Despite playing some good football and having some chances they too often left themselves exposed defensively and could not handle the pace and strength of Lukaku, Barkley, James McCarthy and Arouna Kone.
One player who did not impress the Southampton faithful on Twitter was left-back Matt Targett.
He should have been taking advantage of having a striker playing on the wing in front of him but he found himself consistently outdone by Kone and Seamus Coleman.
When asked to go into physical battle he was often found frail and not a patch on usual left-back starter Ryan Bertrand.
Southampton fans demand improvement…
Targett doesn't get stuck in tackling, doesn't pass well and isn't quick. What is the point— Furious George (@sfc_Donworth) August 15, 2015
Think its time we all acknowledge that targett is not good enough. Said it all along he is just out of his depth. Harsh but true #saints— Josh Ward (@joshwardtank) August 15, 2015
Awful today, Targett isn't good enough, @LangdonScott what do you think?— Nick Taylor (@smeetaylor7) August 15, 2015
Targett is Awful.— Ross Hodgson (@Ross_Hodgson98) August 15, 2015
Have never rated Targett at all, not great going forward, not great defending will need to mature and improve fast! #SaintsFC— Alex Goodall (@AlexG9710) August 15, 2015
Targett needs to learn a lot about the game, he was probably the worst player on the pitch, closely followed of course by Yoshida.— Shanta Pelle (@Jackdinnage2) August 15, 2015
Targett CANNOT carry on at LB. he's not up to it. martina has to play start there until Bertrands back #saintsfc— Max griffin (@maxlee_griffin) August 15, 2015
Can someone explain to me how Targett is a professional footballer? #nobrain— George McAlpine (@McAlpine12) August 15, 2015
what an abysmal performance . targett is not good enough for the premier league .— Max griffin (@maxlee_griffin) August 15, 2015