Absa Premiership

Lakay learnt a lot

2014-10-31 09:44
Fagrie Lakay (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Santos striker Fagrie Lakay feels he performed well during his time with PEC Zwolle following his ten-day trial with the Eredivisie side.

The 17-year-old attacker, who trained with the senior squad for the majority of his time in the Netherlands, then rounded off his trip with an assist for the Jong Zwolle (the reserve side) in a 2-2 draw against Utrecht.

And speaking tothepeoplesteam.co.za following his return to Cape Town, the Santos Academy product explained that regardless of whether or not he makes the switch to Holland, he will use the experience to grow as a footballer and a person.

"For me the trip was good because even though I went there for a trial, at the same time I was going there to learn." said Lakay.

"So for any player on trial if you don't make it you need to come back to your club having learnt from the experience."

Lakay was made to feel welcome by everyone at the club while having fellow South African Ricky Lourenco (a former Bidvest Wits player) by his side also helped the young star settle in.

He continued: "For me it was nice because there was another South African player who introduced me to all the players and showed me around, but besides that everyone was friendly including the players and the coaches so that makes you feel welcome."

Reflecting on the type of football he was exposed to during his time in Holland, the young Bafana Bafana squad member explained: "The facilities are excellent first of all, and while the style of play is different, I think it suits South African players.

"In my experience in South Africa, you have less time on the ball but over there you have a lot of space to do what you want to do. If you understand the game and if you can pass well, then you can potentially play there."

And reflecting on the match he played, Lakay said: "Overall I think I did well.

"As a striker you want to score and they expect you to score and I could maybe have scored one or two but at the end of the day I was happy to get an assist.

"Dutch football is different to South African football.

"For players here, when you are on the attack you can't make a pass back because the coach yells at you but there if you don't have an opportunity to dribble you can make a pass back and then play from there.

"And for me that is why I think I did well because not many of the players took risks, so when I got the ball I took on defenders and I think that is what the coach liked."

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