Cape Town - Montpellier
winger Keagan Dolly admits that the transition to life in France has
been aided by the appointment of coach Jean-Louis Gasset at the Ligue 1
The South Africa international arrived at Montepellier in January
after signing a four-and-a-half-year deal from African champions
Mamelodi Sundowns, however the 24-year-old didn't garner much game-time
in his first two months with the club.
"It’s a very small city- it’s a very small team and we haven’t been doing quite well," he told TMG Digital.
"With the change of coaches - when the new coach came in, he gave
everybody an opportunity to prove themselves, that helped me a lot.
"He could watch everyone at the same time. I just told myself that
I’m not that old - but nothing’s going to be easy. It’s just the
mentality," he added.
The former Ajax Cape Town man also highlighted that he wants his move
to serve as inspiration to other South African players looking to ply
their trade overseas.
"When I went there, I told myself that I needed to work hard, forget
about South Africa and just try to prove myself and represent myself
"Hopefully, one day many more players from SA could go to Europe."
"For me, it has just been to go to Europe and try to prove to the
other youngsters in the country that it is possible. And just to inspire
them," he concluded.