However, the Saints journalist Sheldon has discussed Hasenhuttl’s upbeat comments on the forward and the 20-year-old’s outlook on his Saints career since suffering his latest injury.
He said (29:39): “Ralph has spoken relatively highly of Michael [Obafemi] in recent weeks compared to what he normally says about him and has been impressed by how he’s trained and how he’s applied himself.
“And I think the way he described it, I think Michael was maybe seeing this injury as a wake-up call that he maybe needed, if you don’t kind of sort your life out off the pitch in terms of being professional all the time, then, yeah, it can be a very short career.”
TIF Thoughts on Sheldon’s comments…
He returned to the first team on the weekend in their defeat at Anfield with Hasenhuttl giving the youngster a 24-minute cameo towards the end of the game with the Saints looking for a way back into the game.
With star striker Danny Ings currently out injured, could this provide Obafemi with the opportunity he needs to establish him as a player which should be in the plans of Hasenhuttl going forward?