Wesley Hoedt is on loan at Celta Vigo for the rest of the current season, with some Spanish sources explaining there’s a buying option for the Galician club in the summer window.
Ralph Hasenhüttl clearly wasn’t a fan of the defender and since the manager’s arrival, Hoedt hadn’t played a minute for the Saints.
There’s a mixed reaction in Spain, where two things have been pointed out.
Firstly, Celta need someone ready to play immediately, and Hoedt hasn’t appeared since November. Secondly, Spanish newspaper AS today published a brief article explaining Southampton’s goals conceded record has been much better since the Dutchman was dropped.
Hoedt obviously doesn’t quite see things that way and speaking to the media in his own country he’s explained that his treatment at the Premier League club hasn’t made a great deal of sense, and nobody has taken the time to talk him through it.
Quoted by Noordhollands Dagblad, the defender said: “It’s been very strange. I played everything. Almost fifty games in a row I was in the starting line up and I played ninety minutes. Until I suddenly came to be at the side of it. I never had a clear explanation.”
Asked if he has an urge for revenge and will be looking to prove something at Celta, Hoedt responded: “No, I do not feel that way. What I said: I just want to continue with what I was doing. I did well at Lazio and at Southampton. I want to continue that here.”