Cape Town - SuperSport United forward Bradley Grobler has hailed
coach Kaitano Tembo for his tactical acumen after the 3-0 victory over
Orlando Pirates on Wednesday evening.
Grobler, who netted a brace in the commanding win at the Mbombela
Stadium, gave credit to Tembo for the win. The Masatsatsantsa striker
said Tembo had made a 'bold decision' to switch up the formation, which
Grobler believes was the key factor behind the success.
“Last week we struggled a bit and the coach made a bold decision to
change our formation tonight. I think it paid off," said Grobler.
The SuperSport striker then reserved special praise for Sipho Mbule.
Mbule's quality has never been in doubt but his 'lack of focus',
according to Tembo, saw him earning just four appearances for the
Pretoria-based club last season.
Mbule showed his talent when coming on for the last half an hour
against Sundowns and didn't disappoint after being rewarded with a
starting berth against Pirates.
"Massive credit to the boys and one special mention to Sipho Mbule.
He’s coming [in] at a difficult time. He’s been outstanding at training.
I think he showed tonight why he’s in the team. Well done to him."
Grobler has attributed his own impressive performance mainly to working hard in training.
"In the league you get chances like that, it’s something I’ve worked on lately; looking for those little opportunities.
"I haven’t scored as many goals as I wanted to and I needed to
capitalise on moments like that. It’s just a mental thing, being sharp
and working hard at training. I think it paid off tonight," he said.