The 32-year-old midfielder made 151 appearances in all competitions for the Saints after signing a everlasting deal a decade in the past.
And he feels he owes Saturday’s opponents a substantial amount of gratitude for the half they performed in his profession.
Nigel Adkins’ aspect had been promoted to the Premier League as Championship runners up in Cork’s first season in Hampshire.
Objectives from Billy Sharp (16), Jose Fonte (19), Jos Hooiveld (59) and Adam Lallana (63) in victory over Coventry Metropolis rubber stamped their return to the highest flight.
Cork, who changed Dean Hammond within the thirty seventh minute on that decisive day of time period, says the celebrations have caught with him ever since.
“I owe a hell of so much to Southampton, ” stated the ex-Chelsea man, who gained a spot in Nice Britain’s squad for the 2012 Olympics.
“It was the primary membership I had after leaving Chelsea completely and we ended up getting promoted from the Championship that season.
“That was one among my favorite reminiscences in soccer. All of the followers ran on the pitch, we had been enjoying Coventry at house, profitable 4-0, and to have two or three years within the Premier League after that was nice.
“I owe so much to the employees and so much to the gamers; we had an incredible staff and it was nice to be part of it.”
There will be no room for sentimentality, nonetheless, when the primary whistle blows on the South Coast as each Cork and Jay Rodriguez go up towards their former employers.
The Clarets are one among simply three golf equipment in all the Soccer League with no win at this stage of the marketing campaign.
Newcastle United and Norwich Metropolis are the others Ralph Hasenhüttl guided Southampton to their first success at house to Leeds United final weekend.
“We’re in an excellent place,” insisted Cork. “We’re creating possibilities. We’ll hopefully have a recreation quickly the place every little thing we contact goes in, however it’s not going like that.
“We’re enjoying some good things. We went to Man Metropolis on Saturday and we created plenty of possibilities. Typically we go there and barely have a shot heading in the right direction, however we had 4 or 5 superb alternatives we should always have scored from.
“I’ve plenty of religion in our strikers and our attacking gamers that they may rating objectives. They’ve confirmed goalscoring data.
“We’re eight video games into the season and there are numerous, many groups which have had begins like this, even us final 12 months.
“You simply must have the expertise we’ve got and the belief within the gamers to know we will get out of it, and I really feel we do.”