Virgil van Dijk clearly has not been forgiven by Celtic fans after his comments about his spell at the club last week.
His international display for Holland last night was more reminiscent of his flawed performance against Manchester United for the Saints, as his poor positioning saw him partly culpable for a woeful Dutch display.
Celtic fans were quick to lambast the defender via social media, referring to his words about his time at the club.
Van Dijk has learned more in 60 minutes against the Czech Republic than he has in 2 months at Southampton!— Ros Stafford (@Naknamara) October 13, 2015
Van Dijk leaves celtic for better things— Daniel Graham (@MiniGHam) October 13, 2015
Van dijk saying he's learnt more in the last 3 months at Southampton than at Celtic did they not teach u not to turn your back on the ball— WhoTheGellisDaniel (@danielbhoy) October 13, 2015
That's the Van Dijk I remember. Awful defending against any standard of opposition.— Daniel O'Neill (@DanielONeill95) October 13, 2015
Looks like big Virgil Van Dijk has been having another one of his European nights for Holland against the Czech Republic. Keep it up, son!— Archduke of Bohemia (@thatguyinprague) October 13, 2015
I see van dijk has forgot all that new stuff he learned in 5 mins at Southampton #NEDCZE— Alan Graham (@aldobash) October 13, 2015
Southampton supporters were a lot more supportive, hoping this was a game Van Dijk will personally bounce back from a better player.
The home defeat meant Holland did not qualify for Euro 2016, with Danny Blind's side not even making the expanded 24 team finals.
A plus point at least, is that Van Dijk will get a summer of rest, but this display showed that the 24-year-old has plenty to work on in his game, needing to develop a level of consistency if he is to be regarded as a player really capable of starring on the international stage.
Shame that van Dijk's having a shocker for The Netherlands but I'd rather he do it for them than Saints— Jordy (@JordiMurray) October 13, 2015
Sounds like Van Dijk is having a shocker for the Dutch. Oh well, as long as he's back to his best on Saturday #saintsfc— Andy Robinson (@saintandy7) October 13, 2015