Southampton striker Che Adams was linked with a move to Nottingham Forest in the summer. Now, he’s made a comment to Hampshire Live that might seem somewhat disrespectful to the Reds.
Forest have turned a corner since the World Cup. There is still work to do but the Reds have moved up to 13th in the Premier League over the last couple of weeks.
Adams has scored eight goals this season and he’s an important figure under Nathan Jones.
Forest tried to sign him during the summer, shortly after their promotion to the Premier League. Ralph Hasenhuttl decided to keep him and his form has been okay.
Southampton gave themselves a lifeline last week. They knocked Manchester City out of the Carabao Cup and then went to Everton for a relegation six-pointer and won.
In the aftermath, he’s made some comments about Nottingham Forest that some people might see as somewhat disrespectful.
He told Hampshire Live: “It was hard against Forest. Losing the game was very important to us. We sat down and spoke about it afterwards and it was really rock bottom for us. The only way back was winning games and we’ve done that.”
Adams was linked with Forest move and this comment won’t sit well
The 26-year-old would have been a useful signing for the Reds. He has the Premier League experience under his belt and he’s at the right stage of his career.
There is a bit of a misconception among fans of other clubs that Forest are cannon fodder. A YouTube video after Forest beat Southampton showed two fans live at the game.
When Forest scored, you’d have been forgiven for thinking the Saints were playing an under-12 outfit from a Sunday League game.
Now, Adams has weighed in and perhaps more teams will stop seeing a defeat to Forest as rock-bottom now.
The Reds are in decent form and since the World Cup, the Reds have started to kick up the Premier League, with things looking bright.
Forest actually played Southampton with the visitors higher in the league so losing to Steve Cooper’s team shouldn’t have been viewed as a huge shock.
These comments from Adams perhaps indicate that the Saints expected to simply turn up and roll over the Reds earlier this month.