Looking at Southampton now, it seems crazy to think just how their squad used to be not that long ago.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) October 3, 2019
Whilst the likes of Danny Ings, Nathan Redmond and Jan Bednarek now line-up for the Saints, it wasn’t that long ago when these names were replaced with the likes of Dusan Tadic, Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk, three players who are now in contention of being some of the best in the game.
And a throwback goal tweeted out from Southampton’s official Twitter account only made supporters miss these star names more as Graziano’s Pelle goal against Chelsea in a 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge was tweeted in the buildup to the Saints fixture against the Blues this weekend.
Here is how some Southampton fans reacted to the video…
I miss this team
— Daniel Zambrano (@DaniiZF35) October 3, 2019
— Robbie (@EditSouthampton) October 3, 2019
— Kieran Smith (@kierannkater98) October 3, 2019
Haven’t seen us score s goal like this for years
— Ben Power (@bpower_official) October 3, 2019
Some supporters were really missing their former stars…
I miss those days. Mane, Tadic and Pelle…
— Jack Gladman (@Jack__Gladman) October 3, 2019
And Long hit double figures that season! Forster best English GK and Fonte + VVD rocks at the back what happened
— Fraser (@FraserSmedley) October 3, 2019
Oh boy, how I miss these three musketeers.
— Zebulon (@Zebulon1114) October 3, 2019
Had a good team then. Got a Championship team at best now
— Colin Stewart (@skinner1965) October 3, 2019
With Southampton having midweek off due to European football, the Saints will be at 100% whilst Chelsea will need to shake off a Wednesday night trip to France.