Joe Aribo is ready to become a leader at Southampton as he starts a new challenge at St. Mary’s.
The Nigeria international, signed from Rangers this summer, knows he has to break out from his shy personality to shine in the Premier League.
“It’s funny because I’ve always felt like the younger player, the shyer player, but now I’ve got to come into my own and step up,” Aribo has said.
“There’s a lot of young boys and they’re looking at me, I’ve got to help them. It’s important to have experienced players with the young players in the team.
“They’re going to learn from us. They’re like sponges, they’ll learn and improve and it’s important to have that around the building.”