"Where did all my players go?" (Reuters Image)
In case you haven’t noticed, Southampton’s roster is thinning by the day.
Since achieving their best-ever finish in the Premier League last season (8th place), the Saints have lost all three of their England internationals and biggest stars - top scorer Rickie Lambert, captain Adam Lallana and prized left back Luke Shaw - as well as key contributors Dejan Lovren and top talent Calum Chambers. Oh, they lost manager Mauricio Pochettino as well, to league rival Spurs. (And the exodus could get worse; Tottenham are reportedly interested in re-uniting Jay Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin with Pochettino).
So when current manager Ronald Koeman posted this picture on Twitter earlier today, you’d be forgiven to think the Dutchman was making light of the dire situation the club is in:
— Ronald Koeman (@Koeman1963)July 28, 2014