Kamaldeen Sulemana needs time to adopt to EPL--Manager
Southampton manager, Ruben Selles, says his decision not to give Black Stars winger, Kamaldeen Sulemana enough playing time was to allow him enough time to adopt to the English Premier League style of play.
According to him it would take some time for a player from the French Ligue 1 who wasn’t playing enough games to come and break into the first team of the English Premier League.
Speaking in an interview after the 20-year-old scored a stunning goal to help his side draw 4-4 with Liverpool last Sunday, he said the was a lot that the Ghanaian needed to learn in the English league.
“It’s not easy to bring a player in Ligue 1 that has not been playing many minutes straight into making an impact in the Premier League.
“He didn’t put all the robust and constant effort we needed because he is like that and needed to learn the Premier League way.”
Selles added: “The game today was beneficial for him because Liverpool’s structure is not exactly there, (Virgil) van Dijk didn’t play, (Andrew) Robertson didn’t play, so they brought players in they do not usually play.
“So we knew we can have possibilities to give him some freedom in the number nine position, on the counterattack with penetration and also come a little bit deeper to get the ball.
“He did this today in a game that was not a brilliant structure from both teams, but he has learned the competition and learned the level and yes sometimes you need a little bit of time to get that level of performance