Bafana Bafana

Nunes happy with debut

2012-10-13 18:01
Ricardo Nunes (AP Photo)
Warsaw - Speaking to website, Bafana Bafana recruit Ricardo Nunes says he was pleased with his debut for the side in the 1-0 friendly international loss to Poland on Friday night.

The former Portuguese junior international looked good going forward and produced a number of excellent set-pieces, but the Polish made hay down his wing and his defence will surely have to improve if he is to be a regular feature in the side.

But the Zilina star, who was born in Johannesburg but left for Portugal when he was eight, says he has enjoyed the experience so far.

“It was a game that I knew would be special because it was my first for the team,” he said. “In the first half I felt good, we were taking some counter-attacks from them but we did OK. We had some good chances too.

“The second half was more difficult, I did not want to go forward so much and after 65 minutes I started to feel a bit of tired so I stayed behind more.”

He says he has been well received by all his new teammates, though he has had some difficulty learning everybody’s name!

“I have been received well, everybody has tried to make me feel part of the group, everything is going well,” He says. “I am just trying to learn the names now, there are a lot of people and some of the names are very difficult!”

It was perhaps telling that even Nunes himself suggested his biggest asset as a left-back was his delivery from set-pieces.

“Normally I am useful for my teams from set-pieces, I try to do the best I can and I hope we can take good things from them.”

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