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Soccer News of Friday, 5 August 2022


Aribo ready to prove himself in the Premier League

Aribo with teammate, James Ward-Prowse Aribo with teammate, James Ward-Prowse

Southampton midfielder, Joe Aribo has declared his readiness for the new Premier League season and looks forward to helping the Saints excel.

Aribo moved from Glasgow Rangers to Southampton last month after a successful period in Scotland.

The Nigerian midfielder however announced himself to the Saints’ faithfuls when he scored a wonder goal in their final pre-season game against Villarreal last weekend.

“Yeah, I said to the boys inside, I don’t know where I pulled the right foot chop from. But yeah, I’m really happy with it, he said.

“Hopefully I can keep pushing on and do more for the team in games to come. I’ve always been a fighter. I’ve not had it all sweet because I’ve not been in academies.

“I’ve had to work and be out of my comfort zone. That’s where you’re at your best I think when you’re not comfortable. I believe in myself.

“I wouldn’t have taken this challenge unless I thought I could showcase my talent, and that’s what I want to be able to do,” Aribo told BBC.

Aribo is expected to make his Premier League debut Southampton take Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.