The 22-year-old was unlucky enough to make it onto the top scorers’ list of Saturday’s friendly against Swansea City
Ghanaian defender Mohammed Salisu was unlucky to shoot into his own net when Southampton beat Swansea City 3-1 in a pre-season match on Saturday.
The central defender mistakenly steered a cross from Liam Cullen into his own net and put the Jack Army in the lead in the 15th minute.
Goals from Nathan Tella, Nathan Redmond and Stuart Armstrong turned things around for The Saints, however.
“It was a good game I think and we scored three good goals,” he said. “It’s a shame we got one. It was Sali’s mistake [Salisu], but okay, ”said Southampton coach Ralph Hasenhuttl after the game, as reported on his club’s official website.
“We are preparing and I have to say that we are in good physical shape. The last freshness wasn’t there, but overall it was a good performance.
“We slowed down a bit in the last 30 minutes. We had a couple of good chances, yes, but I hope we can find the next gear and push them a little more.
“It wasn’t enough for me but after the week they worked hard and yesterday we didn’t really respect the game today because we were still working hard so it’s fine.”
Salisu played 60 minutes in a tie on Saturday.
At the time of his substitution, the Saints had already found a way back into the game with 3-1.
“I think it was really good,” said Southampton right-back Kyle Walker-Peters.
“We worked on some new tactics in training and I think today we really showed that we were getting used to them and that we were more able to fit into those tactics as a team, so it was a positive result.
“It is a good feeling. You want to create this successful environment and we will do that here as long as it goes on.
“We worked to keep a clean sheet, which is very important for a defender like me. We were happy that we did not concede a goal in the last game. Today Sali had. some bad luck [Salisu], but we let it slip! “
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