Southampton’s Armando Broja told to keep feet on ground despite talent

Southampton loan star Armando Broja has been told to keep his feet on the ground despite already being able to show off his talent in the Premier League this season.

The Albanian has found the net four times for Saints in 2021/22 and has also scored some vital goals for Albania in recent times. He is clearly taking some good steps in his early career but he has been told to keep working hard by Albania Assistant coach Sergio Porrini to ensure he reaches his full potential in the future.

Speaking to vocegiallorossa (translated by Sports Witness), Porrini said:

“Owned by Chelsea and now at Southampton, his name is on everyone’s lips. He scored some great goals, his characteristics are speed in one-on-ones and seeing the goal well. He must begin to mature and live his work with great professionalism, thinking that he has not yet achieved anything. We need time, however, we work for him and with him so that he can become a certain type of player and that he doesn’t get lost.”

Armando Broja of Southampton (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Southampton and Armando Broja held each other out

Southampton are benefitting from what seems a strong connection with Chelsea by bringing in some quality players in recent times.

Armando Broja and Tino Livramento have made a huge impact on first-team level, whilst Dynel Simeu is working his way up to becoming a senior player from the Saints B team. The best thing about moves to St Mary’s is the game time and experience that these players are now getting.

In Broja’s case, Premier League football at this stage is providing the first steps towards the finished article he is expected to become in the future.

He was not going to get time on the pitch ahead of the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner at Chelsea and took a good opportunity to come and compete for a place in Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton team – learning a new style of play and playing with a mixture of other players in the process.

He has already earned a good reputation on the south coast having scored some important goals along the way to help his temporary side further towards their goals for this campaign. It is a partnership – albeit short-term – that works both ways and helps all parties involved.

Given how hard he is working for Southampton and Albania right now, there is seemingly no real threat of Broja straying from the path he is on.