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"We Will Come Back Stronger": Salisu Assures Southampton Fans After Relegation
- Mohammed Salisu has reacted after Southampton's Premier League relegation
- The Ghanaian defender and his team dropped down after the defeat to Fulham
- Salisu has been out with an injury since March and could only watch it happen
Ghanaian defender, Mohammed Salisu has sent a message of encouragement to fans of Southampton after their 11-year stay in the English Premier League came to a disappointing end.
The Saints were relegated after a 2-0 defeat to Fulham last week. Salisu missed the game due to injury and has not featured for the club since March, following his return from international duty with a knock.
The Ghanaian said the disappointment and sadness the team was feeling was immeasurable.
"It’s with a heavy heart that I am writing to you today to inform you about our team recent relegation from the league, As you know, we had high hopes and great aspirations at the beginning of the season, but unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned," Salisu wrote on Instagram.
He added the team had fought hard and players gave their all on the pitch, but being unable to secure important wins had cost them dearly.
"I am extremely disappointed that I have not been able to help the team as much as I would have liked, despite my injury I’ve been struggling with since February."
Although there is interest from Atletico Madrid and Newcastle United for his services, Salisu could well stay and help the club make a quick return to the Premier League.
"We want to assure you that every player and member of our team is determined to come back stronger and better prepared for the next season," he continued.
Salisu added that despite the negative outcome of the season, he was proud of the team and the effort each member of the squad had made.
"We know that there are many lessons to be learned and improvements to be made. We are grateful for each and every one of our fans. Thanks you for your support understanding during this difficult time. We will continue to work hard and strive for excellence in everything we do."
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