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Very Frustrating — Aribo Opens Up On Tough Season At Southampton

Very Frustrating — Aribo Opens Up On Tough Season At Southampton

Nigeria midfileder, Joe Aribo admitted that things were difficult for him during his first season at Southampton.

Aribo joined the Saints on the back on his impressive displays for Scottish Premiership giants, Glasgow Rangers.

The 26-year-old however endured a top campaign at the South Coast club.

He scored twice in 21 league appearances.

Southampton were also relegated from the Premier League following a difficult campaign.

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“For me, very frustrating,” Aribo told Planet Sport Football Africa podcast while reviewing the past season.

“It was tough because you want to do so well for yourself, you know. I had a new challenge and I wanted to hit the ground running.

“And obviously, I had all of these goals and what I wanted to do, also to help the team. But I didn’t feel I got the chance to do that and it was really frustrating. It was a season of learning.

“But also, I felt like I needed that season because it was God that put me in that situation and I have learnt that he doesn’t do it for no reason. There was a reason behind it.

“Right now I am questioning that reason, but we just have to put our faith in God and trust.”

Aribo has been linked with a return to Rangers.

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  • Hassan Tia 12 months ago

    Aribo must return to Glasgow Rangers so that he can play on UEFA championship than to play with declined club.

    • MONKEY POST 12 months ago

      No be UNA PUSH am to COME?You and the likes of their @AKP,@UGO IWUNZE,@CHIMA @GOLDEN CHILD,@GLORY @MAHMUD SHUAIB @FEMI @SEUN etc all in the NAME of PREMIER LEAGUE is the BEST..na so UNA DECEIVE ONUACHU and DESSERS too. Mehn some of u are EVIL on this FORUM..una go PUSH dem finish if dem don dey FAIL, una go DUMP dem…

      • Monkey. Is it their fault if they pushed him to greater heights or platform. He is just not good for epl. Or he needs to come back later. @Monkey you just argue out things in a strange way.

        • MONKEY POST 12 months ago

          Make una CONTINUE na sebi u and some FEW have now STARTED PUSHING ORBAN to the NATIONAL TEAM when him FLOP na una go ABANDONE am just like DENNIS and MOVE ON to the AVAILABLE FLASH in the PAN PLAYER

  • Nawa o! @Mentality or Mentalo abi Monkey be your name.
    Southampton had played 11 consecutive seasons in EPL since 2003-2004 or 2004 – 05 I.e roughly 19 years before they got relegated last season. Aribo has been a local champion in Rangers and I’m sure by now, he’ll have learnt one or two in a tougher league. 
    I was even surprised that you didn’t mention Bassey to Ajax too because he’s struggling there too.
    Even Awoniyi too that is now the poster boy of Nottingham Forest was also forced to the club.
    Pls … apart from the away match against Sierra Leone, when last have you enjoyed Aribo’s game in naija colors? Is Aribo above Southampton level? If not for their unfortunate relegation.
    Wether we like it or not, Ahmed Musa will retire soon and some players will surely replace him. Orban is one of the best we have in Europe, he had started scoring already this season. You can brake your TV if he’s finally playing for Nigeria.

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