Southampton fans react on Twitter to Graziano Pelle’s performance v England

Graziano Pelle

The 29-year-old netted for Italy against the Three Lions on Tuesday night.

Zero Premier League goals in 2015 for Graziano Pelle… but one in one for the Italian national side.

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?

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