Nathan Redmond’s impressive performance for Southampton in their win over Leeds on Saturday has earned him a place in WhoScored.com’s Team of the Week.
The 27-year-old responded to criticism of his showings this season by taking on responsibility to help his side to a crucial Premier League win on Saturday and played the role of an experienced head in the absence of James Ward-Prowse.
In the past couple of seasons, Redmond has struggled to build any consistency but Southampton fans will be hoping that his latest performance is the start of a run of form for the forward.
Perhaps most crucially, he did so well against Leeds on Saturday from a central striker position and linked well with match-winner Armando Broja.
Redmond gains belief from added responsibility from Southampton
It seems that Nathan Redmond made sure that he played well as one of the most experienced heads in Southampton’s team at the weekend.
Alongside Oriol Romeu and Alex McCarthy, he was part of a small group of older players who had to combine well with the youthful core including Armando Broja, Tino Livramento and Ibrahima Diallo.
Thankfully for Saints, this team took control for much of the game and recorded a first Premier League win of the season to reduce the pressure on the club just a little.
When we look at Redmond’s numbers (via WhoScored.com), it is clear to see that he had a good day and was influential in the final result going to Southampton.
Most importantly, he provided the assist for Armando Broja’s winning goal by making the right decision at the right moment. He also had a joint-team high of five shots and a joint-team high of four successful dribbles.
He also played a huge role in the attacking build-up by having the second-most touches and making the second-most passes of any Saints player on the day.