English Premiership

Pienaar frustrated on bench

2011-11-09 07:43
Steven Pienaar (AFP)

Johannesburg - Steven Pienaar has admitted he is getting 'depressed' sitting on the sidelines watching his Tottenham team-mates excel on the pitch.

The South African winger returned from groin surgery against Rubin Kazan in the Europa League last week, his first Spurs appearance this season, but faces a tough task to become a first-team regular.

The 29-year-old believes he will need to be patient for opportunities at the north London outfit, but is ready and determined to prove his worth when called upon.

"It's depressing. The team is playing well and getting results, which is satisfying," Pienaar told PA Sports.

"But if you're not playing you don't have a hand in helping the team and as a player you always want to be part of a team that's doing well.

"If you're not part of it, it's like getting your money without doing anything.

"But I will definitely get my chance - there are a lot of games this season and I just have to be patient.

"The coaching staff have told me I have to get fit, that I've been unlucky with injuries. They believe in me and I believe in myself.

"When the opportunity does come you have to prove yourself again and make sure you hold on to your place."

 

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