Aribo delighted to score maiden Southampton goal


Southampton midfielder, Joe Aribo is pleased to open his goal account for the Saints after scoring in Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to LaLiga club, Villarreal.

The Nigerian netted a superb equaliser for the Saints in the 64th minute to cancel out Yeremy Pino’s first half strike.

Aribo ran from his own half and dribbled past three Villarreal defenders before slotting the ball into the top corner from 10 yards.

The 25-year-old is now totally settled at his new environment, having also impressed in a pre-season friendly against AS Monaco early in the week.

Aribo can’t wait for the new season to start and is determined to score more goals for the Saints.

“I was laughing with the boys inside. I said I didn’t even know where 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,” he told the club’s official website.

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

Aribo joined Southampton from Scottish Premiership club, Glasgow Rangers in a deal worth £10m this summer.

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