Mohammed Salisu: Ralph Hasenhuttl on Ghanaian defender’s potential return for Southampton
The Saints boss takes a take a look at his choices within the absence of first alternative centre-back Jannik Vestergaard for Saturday’s fixture
Southampton centre-back Mohammed Salisu may make his Premier League debut towards Fulham on Saturday, membership boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has hinted.
The Ghanaian continues to be chasing his first look for The Saints since finishing a transfer from Spanish La Liga outfit Actual Valladolid in August.
An damage to first-choice Southampton left-centre-back Jannik Vestergaard has opened up a potential alternative for the 21-year-old who faces competitors from Jack Stephens for the slot.
With Vestergaard, The Saints have carried out above expectations to date this season as they at present occupy the seventh place on the league desk, above the likes of Manchester Metropolis and Arsenal.
“I feel we now have seen the group on the high of the league [Liverpool] play for 2 months with out [influential captain and first-choice centre-back] Virgil van Dijk and all people mentioned this was not potential, that you could possibly not play with out him. They don’t seem to be actually much less profitable than earlier than, so every thing is feasible,” Hasenhuttl mentioned, as reported by Hampshire Stay.
“Perhaps the sport will change barely as a result of Jannik with the ball has unbelievable passes and options however we should adapt our sport at all times to ever circumstance what’s there – however we should belief within the different ones.
“Salisu is a very completely different participant. He’s left-footed so a left-footed one makes it on the left slightly completely different with the angle of the way you play the ball.
“However we now have Jack Stephens who’s a really comparable ball-player to Jannik. I’ve not determined but what I’ll do,” he admitted.
“We should take a look. We will be unable to make a one to 1 change as this isn’t potential.”
Owing to an damage, Salisu teamed up with Southampton in coaching on the week of the kick-off of the Premier League season in September regardless of sealing his switch a month earlier.
He made the matchday squad for the primary time in a 2-1 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion earlier this month, and has gone on to make the bench within the following three video games, together with a 1-0 loss to Manchester Metropolis final Saturday.
The teenager is predicted to be handed a Ghana call-up for a potential worldwide debut in March subsequent yr.
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