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
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
"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."