Matt Le Tissier on Southampton defender Jannick Vestergaard’s odd habit

Jannik Vestergaard during a Southampton FC training session at the Staplewood Campus on September 13, 2018 in Southampton, England.

Southampton defender Jannick Vestergaard hasn't made an entirely positive impression since arriving at St. Mary's.

Southampton, Great Britain - May 14:  Matt Le Tissier attacks the Southampton goal during the Matt Le Tissier Testimonial match played between Southampton and an England XI at St. Mary's...

Matt Le Tissier has told Sky Sports, during their live coverage of Southampton’s match with West Ham United, that he feels Jannik Vestergaard has picked up an odd habit.

Vestergaard was brought in at Southampton over the summer, but he hasn’t always impressed.

The centre-back has looked cumbersome at times, and he struggled for Southampton last night.

 

The Saints were beaten 2-1 by West Ham United, with Vestergaard’s display drawing some criticism.

There was one moment in particular which Le Tissier was not happy with, as Vestergaard dropped off and allowed Lucas Perez too much space in the box.

Perez actually shanked his shot from close range, but Le Tissier does not like Vestergaard’s tendency to mark space.

“We were talking about how centre-backs get into a habit of marking space and failing to mark the man,” Le Tissier said.

Jannik Vestergaard of Southampton during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Southampton FC at Cardiff City Stadium on December 8, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom.

“That was the perfect example of it. You watch Vestergaard there, he sees Lucas’ movement, but he does a complete 360 and has no idea where he is going. It’s a really odd habit to get into.”

Southampton’s defeat to West Ham ends their winning run under new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.

The Saints are now in 16th place in the Premier League table, just three points above the drop zone.

Sean Morrison of Cardiff City FC and Jannic Vestergaard of Southampton FC during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Southampton FC at Cardiff City Stadium on December 8,...

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