Southampton new signing Joe Aribo has revealed his dream of playing in Europe with the club after joining the saints from Rangers on a four year deal.
A tall yet achievable target it is for Southampton who are excited to have in it’s ranks a player of Aribo’s profile and mentality to make an audacious push for European club competition qualification next season.
Aribo was instrumental to Glasgow Rangers runners up finish in the UEFA Europa league last season, the Nigerian opening the scoring in the final loss to German side Eintract Frankfurt.
The Super Eagles Midfielder in his first interview as a Saint spoke of his targets, preferred position , feeling about the club and interaction with his new manager Ralph Hassenhüttl .
On his targets Aribo Said ” I’d say definitely pushing for Europe, that’s a big one,” he said of his Saints ambitions.
“We want to do well as a club together, going on cup runs, pushing for semi-finals and finals, and having prizes to play for.
“It was a really nice feeling being out there, and the feeling of scoring in the final, but for me it’s all about pushing as far as we can go – pushing together as a team and getting the best that we can get together.
On his feeling about the Club “It’s a good club, a good place to be, a family club. It’s exciting times here, I wanted to jump on board and get involved in it. I’m really excited to be involved in the journey and what’s to come for the club.”
Known for his versatility, Aribo revealed he’s already had a conversation with Ralph Hasenhüttl on his preferred position.
His words “He asked me where I prefer to play most. I told him just behind the striker in a right-forward position,” he added.
“He said it’s really good that I said that to him and not another position, so we’ve had a lot of chats about it. It’s a nice feeling to know that the manager has high hopes for you.” The 20 Cap Nigerian international concluded.