The 29-year-old netted for Italy against the Three Lions on Tuesday night.
And who better for the Southampton striker to score against to remind his fans he still has the goalscoring touch than England?
Indeed, it was a case of club over country for many Southampton supporters on Twitter on Tuesday night, as Pelle’s first-half header against the Three Lions was generally welcomed by the St Mary’s faithful.
It was also a good omen, meanwhile, that the 29-year-old netted against Phil Jagielka, who will likely face the forward once again this weekend when the Saints take on Everton.
Will Pelle be able to take his Italy form into the Premier League with Southampton? The striker hit the ground well and truly running when he arrived on the South Coast but has simply disappeared where goals are concerned in recent months.
Shane Long netted for the Republic of Ireland earlier during the international break, so is the answer for Ronald Koeman partnering Long with Pelle against the Toffees?
Here’s what Southampton fans thought of the Italian’s performance v England on Tuesday - he certainly took his chance against Roy Hodgson’s men but will the domestic curse continue?
Pelle looking class again tonight, as he did against Jags in December. Him and Long for the weekend!? #saintsfc— Ed Pearse (@Wiggles_01) March 31, 2015
Now bring that goal scoring touch back to #saintsfc please Pelle— Rob Caustick (@robbo9c) March 31, 2015
Just heard my 4 month old boy giggle for the 1st time. Even better, it was literally seconds after Pelle scored! Definately a #SaintsFC fan!— Rob Price (@SaintRobinho86) March 31, 2015
Hopefully that'll give Pellè the confidence he needs! #saintsfc— Kirstie (@Kirstie_SFC) March 31, 2015