Joe Aribo

By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS

Joe Aribo has admitted that missing out on the Qatar 2022 World Cup is the lowest point of his career, reports PNO Sports.

Aribo was a part of the Super Eagles squad under former manager, Augustine Eguavoen which failed to qualify for the World Cup which starts next month after losing the play-off to Ghana.

The Black Stars of Ghana secured the ticket to the Mundial after securing a 1-1 draw with Nigeria at the Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola Stadium in March after a goalless draw in Kumasi.

Aribo told Southampton’s official website: “I will say probably one of my lowest moments in football, not just because we are not going to the World Cup but in the manner it happened against Ghana.

“Of course, the rivalry, so there is just a lot to take in.” When asked if his versatility is a benefit to his game, he said “I think it’s a blessing and a curse personally.

“Like you said, I can play in so many different roles so I can help the team but it’s like I’m not really mastering one position but I think for me, it’s good I can help the team in so many different ways.”

Aribo was in action when Southampton played out a 1-1 draw with West Ham United in an English Premier League encounter which took place at the Saint Mary’s Stadium last Sunday.

He is also set to feature this weekend when Crystal Palace and Southampton who are separated by just one point on the Premier League table meet on Saturday afternoon at Selhurst Park.