Southampton: Theo Walcott admits he’s loving life back with Saints

Southampton produced a healthy dose of nostalgia for their fans when they signed Theo Walcott on-loan from Everton back in October.

The forward joined for the 2020/21 season and made his first start for the club for 14 years when he played in the 3-3 draw against Chelsea last month.

Since then, he has started two further matches and has contributed with two goal assists and lively displays in the process.

With his spell back on the South Coast well underway, he has had his say on just how much he is enjoying things so far.

Walcott’s quotes to talkSPORT can be found in Saints’ tweet embedded below:

From what he has said here, we can see that Walcott’s love for Saints as a club has not dwindled throughout his career and his hunger to perform for them in the Premier League is strong.

He will also prove to be a hugely valuable player in his time back at St Mary’s – whether that be just this season or beyond that.

His three appearances so far have seen him playing in three different roles in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s setup and put in good showings in all three matches.

Against Chelsea, he was positioned on the right-wing and played the role that Stuart Armstong usually takes – providing creativity from wide positions whilst also roaming infield to link up with the two strikers.

In the win at Aston Villa, Walcott then took up the left-wing role and was still as effective in causing problems for the opposition defence.

Danny Ings’ injury at Villa Park meant that someone else had to fill in as a striker alongside Che Adams, and Walcott was chosen to be that man.

Once again, the pace of Saints’ play suited the former Arsenal man even in another different position and he produced an excellent piece of play to set up Adams’ opening goal.

He had chances to get his first goal back at the club, but the fact that he is proving such a threat will mean that finding the net is not far away at all.