Southampton manager, Ralph Hasenhuttl has lauded the performance of Ghanaian defender Mohammed Salisu against Premier League leaders Manchester City on Saturday.
Salisu played a key role as the Saints ended Pep Guardiola side's 12-match winning streak in the league at St Mary’s stadium.
The 22-year-old was voted Man of the Match for making the most tackles, clearances, interceptions, duels, and touches.
"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," Hasenhuttl said after the game.
"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."