Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier has shown that he hasn’t lost his footballing ability by taking part in the ‘stay at home challenge’.
The 51-year-old joined in the latest trend that has caught on in the football world during the current Coronavirus pandemic by completing 10 juggles with a roll of toilet paper instead of a more conventional ball.
Players and fans nominate each other to take on the challenge and must keep up the loo roll 10 times in order to complete it.
Le Tissier is regarded as by far the best player to have ever played for Saints after his heroics between 1986 and 2002.
Spectacular long-range goals and wonderful solo strikes became a weekly product of ‘Le God’s’ performances for the club and he eventually went on to finish his career with 209 goals in 540 appearances.
He still showed great control in this video considering that he is unlikely to have used loo paper as a football before.
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Fans were also quick to show their love for the post and to tell the ex-England international that he hadn’t lost any of his natural ability despite retiring all of 18 years ago.
Le Tissier is now a club ambassador for Saints alongside former teammate Franny Benali and Saints’ FA Cup winning manager Laurie McMenemy.
He also works as a pundit for Sky Sports – most often appearing on the Saturday afternoon panel style show Soccer Saturday.
As mentioned before, he is idolised on the South Coast. But not everyone seemed to see the specific qualities that Le Tiss could bring to a team.
As revealed in an interview with the Daily Mail, Glen Hoddle wanted to sign him to add to his forward line when he was Chelsea manager but Le Tissier never returned the phone call.
This then led to Le Tissier being axed from the England squad for the 1998 World Cup, and he somehow only managed to claim eight international caps in all after being under used by multiple managers.
Perhaps his style was unorthodox and not what they were used to in their teams, but he would have certainly made up for that with his contributions in attack.