Joe Aribo has quality, says Super Eagles Coach Peseiro
Posted : 11 September 2023
Jose Peseiro has revealed Joe Aribo will always get a call-up and be part of his plans.
Peseiro added that the midfielder, Aribo, still has the quality that makes him a star for Nigeria even when he's not playing, amidst the former Rangers playmaker's Southampton woe.
Aribo has seen his fortune dwindle since his move to England to play for Southampton in 2022 in the Premier League.
The Saints were eventually relegated to the Championship, with the Nigerian gradually being frozen out of plans. He made 21 league outings and, so far this term, has played 33 minutes across four second-tier games.
Peseiro, when questioned on Aribo's invitation, said that the quality that Rangers fans know all about makes the playmaker primed to shine even without regular minutes.
"What I can say is that he doesn't play too much in the club, yes. But I believe in him. There are some players, not all the players, I think they have quality and capacity even without playing in the club.
“Of course, he didn't get too much time but he played. Me and my staff see 40 to 50 matches each weekend and in the middle when they play UEFA competitions and we check them on the television, live. If he's here, he is a good condition to play with us." Peseiro said.