With English football currently postponed, Sunderland fans haven’t been able to watch their side play football in a few weeks. Luckily, Sunderland’s official Twitter account rolled back the years and live-tweeted a past match against Chelsea.
The throwback match was from May 7, 2016, when the Black Cats completed a brilliant comeback against the Blues.
Diego Costa opened the scoring in the 14th minute before Wahbi Khazri equalised for Sunderland. Nemanja Matic scored once again for Chelsea in the first-half’s stoppage time, sending Guus Hiddink’s side into the break ahead.
But, before the match, Sunderland tweeted out a picture of Jan Kirchhoff warming up for the game. The now ex-Sunderland man’s presence on Sunderland’s timeline caused Black Cat supporters to reminisce about the player. It is clear that they would love to see him make a return to the Stadium of Light.
Bring him home
— Michael Urwin (@MichaelUrwin4) March 25, 2020
I miss him
— Jamie Davison (@jamie_davison1) March 24, 2020
Should make a move for Jan
— darksidemackem (@darksidemackem) March 24, 2020
Would you bring Jan Kirchhoff back to Sunderland?
You’ve made me cry, thanks lads… I miss him
— Nick (@nicholaswilso11) March 24, 2020
— Graham Lindsay (@GrizlyBizly) March 24, 2020
I miss him really
— Oluwaseun Bamgboye (@bamgboyeolu) March 24, 2020
What do we think?
Kirchhoff ended his Sunderland career back in 2017, leaving him without a club before Bolton Wanderers picked him up. Since then he has moved to 1. FC Magdeburg and KFC Uerdingen.
At the age of 29, and a market value of just £495,000, there is still a possibility for Kirchhoff to make the move back to Sunderland at some point. What we do know, though, is that he would be welcomed back with open arms.