Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns captain Alje Schut admits that he was shocked to witness the many showboating in South African football.
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According to KickOff, Schut says that South African football is more adventurous than where he comes from.
“In Holland everybody knows their responsibilities and defensive duties; in South Africa, people want to attack and see beautiful things. They like showboating,” said Schut.
“I come from a culture where we like a beautiful passing game, but only when the score is 4-0 or 5-0. But here I’ve seen players when their teams are 1-0 down, they would stand near the centreline with no opponent around and do tricks. And I’ll be like: ‘What?’
"So that’s strange, but here people see football as entertainment - it’s a show and you have to give the audience and the public what they want because in the end it’s them who pay. I like the vibrancy of South African football, the emotion and the creativity they put into football,” added Schut.