Absa Premiership

Eymael: Unfair to compare Cosse to Paez, Brockie

2018-02-06 13:05
Luc Eymael (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Free State Stars coach Luc Eymael believes new signing Maxime Cosse has to play his own game and cannot be compared to successful local imports such as Gustavo Paez and Jeremy Brockie

Cosse signed for Ea Lla Koto in the January transfer window on a one-year contract and the Belgian made his debut in last Saturday's 2-0 victory over Baroka in Bethlehem. As such, Eymael has made it clear that he needs time to get used to South African football and played down expectations. 

He told Kickoff: "Well I think he played 25 minutes, it is his job, he has to acclimatise to the speed of the game and the speed of the Absa Premiership. 

"He had good things and some things where he has to improve and acclimatise to his team-mates. But I'm sure he will add something to the team for the future. He can play with both feet left and right, he can play on both wings, he can play behind the striker.

"But no, Cosse is Cosse, Brockie is Brockie and Paez is Paez. It's like when you want to compare Messi or Ronaldo, people always want to do that.

"Ronaldo is Ronaldo, Messi is Messi, Thierry Henry is Thierry Henry...he is only Maxime Cosse. So, we'll only have to see how he adapts to the PSL, what he can bring to the team. 

"He just has now to work hard and not look to other players like Brockie or Paez. No, no, to me he is not the same player at all. We will see what he can do."

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