Tottenham winger Ryan Sessegnon reacted on Instagram as Kyle Walker-Peters helped Southampton beat Newport County 8-0 in the EFL on Wednesday night.
The 28-year-old, who left Tottenham for £12 million in August 2020 (BBC Sport), scored and assisted at Rodney Parade.
When Walker-Peters posted on Instagram to ‘block out the noise’, his fellow teammates, Sessegnon, simply responded by saying: “Love to see it.”
Fulham playmaker, Josh Onomah, who came through the Spurs ranks with the right-back, labelled him a “big player”.
Usually, Southampton are the ones who are getting smashed and are used to conceding those big volume of goals in one game – à la those two 9-0’s.
But not this time around because they were the ones to dish out the punishment.
And even though it was against a League Two side, given what those Saints fans have been through, they probably wouldn’t care one jot.
Nonetheless, it was quite the performance from Walker-Peters, who is going from strength to strength at St Mary’s.
It does beg the question, with Japhet Tanganga starting ahead of two natural right-backs in North London, whether Spurs were right to let Walker-Peters leave when they did.
He probably walks ahead of both Matt Doherty and Serge Aurier in the pecking order, but it’s perhaps a move that those at Spurs will live to regret.
Nonetheless, Southampton will travel to Yorkshire to take on Sheffield United for the next round of the EFL Cup, whilst it’s another dose of the ‘Nuno derby’, as Spurs take on Wolves.