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Southampton boss Pellegrini delighted to hand Obafemi Premier League debut

Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrini was delighted to hand Michael Obafemi his Premier League debut this week.

The 17 year-old striker saw action in the 1-1 draw with Tottenham.

"He's a really fast player and his speed is his most important quality," said Pellegrino of the young prospect.

“He is also a good finisher, and I observed that their back four was really high and he could have some chances.

“He was there and he was really close, but it's still the beginning of his career and he has to grow a lot.

“To us, we have had a good history with our home-grown players and Michael is one more."

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