Johannesburg - Mamelodi Sundowns inspirational midfielder, Teko Modise believes that
when younger players make the move to bigger clubs in the PSL, they only
have themselves to blame if they fail, reports Soccer-Laduma website.
'The Navigator' made it no secret that it boils down to temperament and
that young players get intimidated at the task of representing a big
“We have seen a lot of players losing direction when they get signed by
the so called ‘big’ clubs in the PSL. In my opinion, I disagree with
the statement. Teams do not waste talented players but it is the players
that get distracted by the status of the team,” he said on his personal
“Amongst all the experienced players we have in the team, there are
young players that are getting the chance of a life time. Not many
players get the opportunity to play for a big brand like Sundowns.
“So, in most cases you find that some young players think they are
bigger than football. That is the mistake most young footballers
He also mentioned that it’s the responsibility of the experienced
players to guide the youngsters in the squad and that at Chloorkop, they
do just that.
“It is also the job of the senior players to guide the youngsters, so
here at Sundowns we support each other in that cause. Players do not get
wasted but offered opportunities to grow, " he further added.