Joe Aribo Reveals How it Feels to Score First Goal of Season for Southampton and Getting to Hear His Goal Music

Joe Aribo Reveals How it Feels to Score First Goal of Season for Southampton and Getting to Hear His Goal Music

Southampton midfielder Joe Aribo recently shared his excitement after scoring the opening goal during Southampton’s impressive 5-0 victory over Swansea on Boxing Day.

Joe Aribo Reveals How it Feels to Score First Goal of Season for Southampton and Getting to Hear His Goal Music

The Super Eagles star, who hadn’t scored for 451 days, expressed his surprise at the unique celebration that followed his deflected strike, Footballrover reports.

The stadium speakers played “Gold” by Spandau Ballet, a clever nod to a chant that matches his name’s phonetics to the tune of the song.

Aribo, the Nigerian international, described the experience as long overdue and fitting, especially during Southampton’s exceptional 16-game unbeaten streak.

In an interview with the Daily Echo, Aribo expressed his joy, saying,

It’s the first time I’ve heard it. It’s a very good song, to be fair. For us, they (the fans) are amazing. They are our twelfth man. When they are behind us, it is an amazing feeling.

Aribo continued;

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They give us confidence. It’s an amazing feeling. It is so fitting to score so many goals when you are putting in good performances.”

Southampton’s recent home performances have been outstanding, netting an impressive 12 goals in four games without conceding.

The Nigerian international attributed their success to the team’s solidarity and their relentless attitude on the field.

It’s so important for us to be solid as a unit. When everyone is fighting for each other, it’s going to be hard to break us down,” he explained.

He emphasised the team’s clinical approach in front of the goal, highlighting the importance of confidence and composure.

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According to Aribo, the team’s good performances naturally boost their confidence.

The 27-year-old Nigerian claimed that it allows them to experiment more freely, and their head coach has encouraged players to express themselves in the attacking third.

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