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Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl impressed with the progress of Ghanaian defender Mohammed Salisu
- Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has heaped praises of Ghanaian defender Mohammed Salisu after his performance against Manchester City
- The center-back was Man of the Match as the Saints halted Manchester City's 12-game winning streak on Saturday
- Mohammed Salisu became the first player in the Premier League this season to reach 50 interceptions
Southampton boss, Ralph Hasenhuttl has become the biggest fan of Ghanaian defender, Mohammed Salisu, after seeing him mature into the player he predicted.
Hasenhuttl signed the Ghanaian center-back from Real Valladolid two seasons ago, but Salisu took time to settle.
And on Saturday, he produced his best performance in a Southampton shirt, earning praises from the Austrian tactician.
"He had a tough season with not being fit but we always told him to take his time. He didn't train with the team for half a year after coming here, this is tough for a player in a new situation, but you get through it," he said after the 1-1 draw at the Saint Mary's.
"We always spoke to him about the long-term project we have with him. We gave him to time to be fit for our game and we gave him the time to adapt to our game. Now you are seeing how strong he is and how well developed we have him."
Mohammed Salisu was Man of the Match as the Saints held champions Manchester City at the Saint Mary's on Saturday.
The 22-year-old became the first player in the English Premier League to reach 50 interceptions this season following his monstrous display against City.
His swashbuckling display has seen Ghanaians clamouring for his inclusion into the Black Stars team.
Ghanaians rave over Salisu's performance
Earlier, SportsBrief.com reported that, Mohammed Salisu has got the internet talking after his monstrous performance for Southampton as they ended Manchester City's 12-game winning run on Saturday.
The 22-year-old's swashbuckling performance has seen him become the first player to reach 50 interceptions in the English Premier League this season.
Ghanaian football fans took to Twitter to praise the center-back, hoping he will honour a call to the Black Stars especially following the country's poor performance at AFCON.