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Southampton: Fans gush over Ibrahima Diallo following Fulham stalemate

Southampton: Fans gush over Ibrahima Diallo following Fulham stalemate - Premier League

Many Southampton fans were full of praise for midfielder Ibrahima Diallo following his side’s 0-0 draw against Fulham on Boxing Day.

The 21-year-old made his first Premier League start for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side at Craven Cottage and asserted himself as a possible mainstay in the near future.

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Per Sofascore, Diallo made three tackles, two interceptions, and accumulated a pass success rate of 85%, the highest from the visiting team.

Diallo signed a four-year contract at St Marys following his £11m move from the French side Brest and continues to settle into life in England.

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Unsurprisingly, supporters were delighted to see Diallo perform at such a high level as he provided a possible taster of what can be expected from the Frenchman going forward.

Fans impressed with Diallo

“Lacked a lot of big players out there, notably Ings, Romeu and Jannik. Not sure why Long played but he didn’t do much as usual. Diallo looks like a good little player. Not over the moon with a point, but as long as we keep picking up those points then all good #saintsfc”

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“On the plus side, after a slow start Diallo is definitely one for the future #SaintsFC”

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“1/3 not bad

Seriously though, Diallo probably the best of the bunch, promising signs. Stephens did alright too considering.”

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“Not a bad performance, just one of those days. Thought Diallo grew into the game well, and very impressed with his stamina considering it was his first 90 minutes. Onto West Ham”

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“Weird subs, thought Djenepo especially could of made an impact earlier. MOTM for me was Diallo. Extremely composed, thought Stephens was good too. Perhaps a crucial block in last second. Should of won. #saintsfc”

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“Diallo looked promising. Some nice touches and runs but a lot to learn as well. Liked the look of him #saintsfc”

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In other news, Southampton fans rush to social media after transfer claims regarding Demarai Gray emerge.


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