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Lamola: I compare myself to Shabba

2017-10-16 09:43
Lerato Lamola (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Golden Arrows striker Lerato Lamola says he is inspired by the high performance levels of Kaizer Chiefs star Siphiwe Tshabalala even as he plays into his 30s.

Lamola, 31, has been in some prolific form in recent times with three Premiership goals in his opening seven matches for the Clinton Larsen-coached outfit.

Last season as well he managed a respectable eight goals in all competitions.

As such, the forward takes the view that maintaining consistency is possible even as a footballer gets older. 

"I always compare myself with the likes of Siphiwe Tshabalala, not in terms of experience but in the way he plays, the hunger and commitment and the desire to play," he told Soccer Laduma website.

"Age can never stop you from doing what you love. If the burning desire is there, you can always do it. I still believe in my ability as a player and I prove myself daily."

He added that Arrows' good start to the season was down to younger players starting to understand their roles better, saying, " You could see even from last season that we were working hard, but the problem is that we were using more young players and it was the first time most of them were playing in the PSL.

"This season they have adapted very well and are working hard. Their contribution has ensured that we are able to compete with other teams."

 

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