Moussa Djenepo struck the right note for Saints with his stunning first goal for the club – but Ralph Hasenhuttl admitted his new signing’s scoring is thankfully better than his singing.

The £14m man had to stand up and sing for teammates as part of the traditional team induction ceremony the night before Saints secured their first win of the season at Brighton with Djenepo netting 78 seconds after coming on as a second half sub.

Hasenhuttl said Djenepo was so bad that he still has no idea what song he was singing but was delighted he was in tune with his teammates on the pitch.

“After dinner he had to sing for the team and he did it in an interesting way,” laughed Hasenhuttl.

“His scoring is better than his singing.

“I like this guy. He’s always positive and the team also likes him and when he has such an impact in the game it’s important for sure.”

He added: “I cannot tell you (what he sang) because it was not really clear for me.”

It was an amazing moment for Djenepo and for Hasenhuttl whose decision to throw him on was immediately justified.

“It was 30 seconds on the pitch and first touch is a goal. It’s fantastic for him,” said Hasenhuttl.

“Against Liverpool last ten minutes then he showed that he can be a guy that helps us especially when he has the ball because his one against one qualities is a big one.

“He has still lots to learn and the good thing for me is that he’s very open minded and tries to do everything we tell him to do.

“There is still a lot of work with him to do.”

The game also featured a Saints debut for deadline day capture Kevin Danso who played in an unfamiliar left back position in a back four.

Ryan Bertrand picked up a late knock but Hasenhuttl admitted that Danso would have played in that role anyway.

“I think we trained it the whole week to have him maybe in this position,” admitted Hasenhuttl.

“I didn’t want to change the centre backs and I know this position is maybe not his natural one but he is very quick and in one against one and in the air and on the ground normally very strong.

“After the change of Yan Valery he played in a back three but to play left back in a back four is not so easy.

“We decided it because we tried in the week and we knew it worked. We knew he can be the guy there.”