Cape Town - Veteran defender Wayne Arendse says he doesn't
have a problem with being a rotation option for Mamelodi Sundowns coach
The former Santos centre-back has only started five out of
18 Absa Premiership games so far this season, with Motjeka Madisha and Mosa
Lebusa the preferred combination in the heart of the Masandawana defence.
However, the 35-year-old insists he is happy to fill that
role for the team because everyone needs to be pulling in the same direction to
help the club.
"Obviously, I haven't been playing as much as I'd like
to. The coach (Pitso Mosimane), when he rotates, he feels who needs to play
certain games. But I am very happy to contribute even if I am coming from the
bench," Arendse told SowetanLIVE.
"When he (Mosimane) calls me, I am always ready to
play. We have a lot of players and there'll be suspensions and injuries.
"You just need to be ready while you are supporting the
ones who are playing because it's all about the team."
With Sundowns still battling for silverware in three
competitions, Arendse may well get a start in the Nedbank Cup, where the
Brazilians will take on SuperSport United at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
He added: "We want to win every competition we
participate in. With the squad we have, I believe we can manage to also give
our best in the Nedbank Cup as we are also vying for the Champions League and
the domestic league title."
- TeamTalk Media