Southampton Boss Ralph Hasenhüttl expressed satisfaction with the full debuts of Ghanaian defender Mohammed Salisu in Premier League.
Since leaving La Liga side Real Valladolid, Salisu has been hampered by injuries which complicated adaptation to new life in England for the 21-year-old.
However, Salisu completed his full debuts against Blues of Chelsea on Saturday and help them in holding Thomas Tuchel’s men with a 1-1 draw at St Mary(s Stadium.
“I think he did a good job”, Hasenhüttl said as Salisu played full 90 minutes.
“He is a real defender I think. That is what he shows and with the ball also, good game management.
“We didn’t play that much football I think. We can do it much more.
“But it was a lot of pressure on the ball and then it’s not so easy to be calm and find the right decisions.
“But I was happy with him, definitely“, he concluded.
Salisu is expected to feature for the Saints when they face Leeds United on Tuesday evening (18:00).