Ghanaian defender, Mohammed Salisu, has received praise for his masterful performance in Southampton’s 1-0 win over Leeds United over the weekend.
The 22 year old was voted Man of the Match by Southampton fans, after helping his side to their first win of the season.
Sensational Sali 🌟
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) October 17, 2021
Salisu was rock solid in defence for the Saints, and was instrumental in Ralph Hasenhüttl‘s side registering their third clean sheet this season.
Southampton fans took to social media to appreciate the defenders contribution.
I have to admit he’s proved me wrong! When I first saw him play for us I wasn’t sure about him thought he was very rash with his tackling etc..but he’s been immense so much calmer on the ball now been our best player this season by far
— michael smith (@msmith3110) October 17, 2021
Leeds fan here- he was superb. One of the many reasons we never got a toe in that game
— Danny McCarthy (@Dannysodyssey) October 17, 2021
He was superb, an absolute beast. That one bit of sloppy play almost gifted an equaliser but you always run that risk when not killing off the game even against a poor team .
— Lee V (@SaintLee_) October 17, 2021
A total rock
— Peter Castle (@PeterCastle6) October 17, 2021
By a country mile 1 mistake was lucky there but the rest was sublime ❤️😇⚽️
— jon riley (@jonmriley69) October 17, 2021
Southampton climbed up to 15th on the league log, and will host Burnley on Saturday.