Absa Premiership

Brockie still adjusting to Sundowns

2018-07-17 13:53
Jeremy Brockie (Supplied)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns striker Jeremy Brockie has struggled to find his feet at the club but says the coaching staff wants him to stick to his own style. 

The New Zealander signed for the Brazilians from SuperSport United in January, but is yet to find the back of the net for his new club after 13 appearances across all competitions. 

Despite his slow start, Brockie has revealed that the Sundowns coaching staff has encouraged him to keep playing his natural game because that is why they signed him. 

"There are two sides to getting to know each other. It's me getting to understand the way Sundowns play and how they attack. There's also the players understanding how I play," Brockie said, as quoted by IOL. 

"The coaching staff have tried to introduce how I play to the players as well but still keep Sundowns' style of play. The coaching staff have said to me a few times during training games and training sessions, 'don't try and be like a Sundowns' player, we brought you here because of what you bring to the team'. 

"What's been tricky is finding the balance between playing my own game and mixing that a little bit with how Sundowns play." 

He added: "When you arrive at a new club you're so eager to impress. You look at the players around you and you want to be like a Mshishi (Themba Zwane) or Vila (Sibusiso Vilakazi), come short and get the ball. 

"My strength is being in the box and getting onto the end of things. When I come short and get involved in those sort of things, that takes away my strength. You'll see me more around the box this season and maybe not so much involved in the build-up play but getting on the end of things and hopefully scoring goals."

 

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