Southampton fans won’t believe this ridiculous and surprising UEFA Champions League statistic remarkably involving their club.
761 combined Southampton appearances amongst the Champions League semi-finalists… and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hasn’t played yet.
Mauricio Pochettino could even be the manager. ? pic.twitter.com/0HpOEMJ9vs
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 18, 2019
Saints supporters may at present be more worried about possible relegation from the Premier League than Europe’s top domestic competition but wouldn’t have been able to help but notice the stat when it was Tweeted out by Squawka Football on Thursday.
The figure reveals the number of appearances made for Southampton by the team’s ex-players that have gone through to the Champions League semi-finals with their current sides, a whopping 761.
Without even touching on former manager Mauricio Pochettino, they have an incredible nine ex-stars in the final four of the tournament this year, Liverpool quintet Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sadio Mane, Virgil van Dijk, Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana, Tottenham Hotspur’s Victor Wanyama, Paulo Gazzaniga and Toby Alderweireld and Dusan Tadic of Ajax.
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And fans of the South Coasters will undoubtedly have mixed reactions to the news which will surely hurt most of them and make them wonder what could have been had they managed to hold onto some of these men.