Moussa Djenepo struck the right note for Saints with his stunning first goal for the club – but Ralph Hasenhuttl admitted his new signing’s scoring is thankfully better than his singing.
The £14m man had to stand up and sing for teammates as part of the traditional team induction ceremony the night before Saints secured their first win of the season at Brighton with Djenepo netting 78 seconds after coming on as a second half sub.
Hasenhuttl said Djenepo was so bad that he still has no idea what song he was singing but was delighted he was in tune with his teammates on the pitch.
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Saturday’s clash between Brighton and Hove Albion and Southampton at the Amex Stadium saw manager Ralph Hasenhuttl pick up his first three points of the 2019/20 Premier League campaign.
Ralph Hasenhuttl says Moussa Djenepo’s goalscoring is better than his singing after the £14million winger made a remarkable impact to set Southampton on course to their first points of the season.
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Having been aided by the hosts going down to ten men following the sending off of Florin Andone, although the game was pretty level in reality, we made the advantage count after the half time restart as summer signing Moussa Djenepo opened the scoring ten minutes into the second period.
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It took Southampton a while to add to their advantage, but Nathan Redmond made it 2-0 in stoppage time.
Djenepo hits the right note for Hasenhuttl against Brighton
Statistics website Whoscored gave 25-year-old Redmond their star man award with a player rating of 8.25.
Completing the top five on the day were Djenepo (7.78), Jannik Vestergaard (7.76), goalkeeper Angus Gunn (7.29) and Jan Bednarek (7.19).
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Extra mentions for James Ward-Prowse and Sofiane Boufal who also got seven plus scores as we showed further improvement and grabbed the win.