Danny Rose's first cap for England against Germany means that 11 of the last 19 Three Lions debutants have now been coached by Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino at some stage.
It's some record for the Argentine who, after what happened 14 years ago in Sapporo, could be forgiven for wanting to destroy the nation's hopes from the inside.
Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw, Nathaniel Clyne, Calum Chambers, Jay Rodriguez, Harry Kane, Ryan Mason, Eric Dier, Dele Alli and now Rose all played under Pochettino before making their international bows, but Danny Murphy doesn't think the Tottenham Hotspur head coach can take all of the plaudits.
"He deserves some credit for that," the former Spurs midfielder told TalkSPORT's Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on Monday. "I think some of it’s circumstantial of course - taking over two clubs that are both very keen on developing English talent.
"But yeah, he’s certainly helped and given a platform for a lot of those players to play every week. Especially with Dele Alli and Dier. He adapted him (Dier) into that position."
Southampton were three points above the Premier League's relegation places when Pochettino took the reins at St. Mary's, but the former Espanyol coach steered the Saints to 14th and survival by a margin of five.
They finished eighth the following campaign however - recording their highest points haul and joint-best placing and since the 1992 breakaway.
Spurs took note in the summer of 2014 and continue to reap the rewards, with Pochettino transforming them into title contenders throughout that time - despite a net spend of -£6million, according to TalkSPORT.