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Joe Aribo Opens Goal scoring Account For Southampton in Loss Against Villarreal – Latest Sports and Football News in Nigeria

Super Eagles midfielder, Joe Aribo has bagged his first goal for his new club, Southampton in thier Round 1 friendly loss against spanish side, Villarreal.

Unai Emery’s side took the lead through Yeremy Pino in the 15th minute before the magnificent solo leveller from Aribo in the 64th minute with Gerard Moreno grabbing the winner in the 72nd minute.

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Having opened his account in style, Aribo hopes to continue his scoring form into the start of the 2022/23 campaign.

“I was laughing with the boys inside. I said I didn’t even know w. I pulled that chop on the right foot out from, but it was a really good feeling to score at home and hopefully I can take that into games to come and help the boys this season.”

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“It’s really important [to have scored] and hopefully I can take that momentum into the games to come.”

Now heading into the Premier League opener at Tottenham next weekend, the summer arrival reflected on Saints’ final pre-season outing.

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“I think it was a really good test and one that we needed,” he said. “You could see out t. that Villarreal are a very good team and are comfortable on the ball, and that’s what’s to come in games to come this season, so it was a really good test for us in pre-season to see w. we’re at.

“In large spells of the game we were solid and communicating together. At times we weren’t really the best on the ball, but that’s all going to come.

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“Pre-season is w. you get the mistakes out and find yourselves. I think the boys stayed solid and were a good unit today,” he said.



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