Absa Premiership

Motaung draws hope from Barcelona

2017-03-13 08:34
Kaizer Motaung (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs chairperson Kaizer Motaung has admitted that South African football can learn about fighting spirit from Barcelona's come-from-behind display against Paris Saint-Germain.

The past couple of days have been nothing but pure bliss for most football fanatics, especially those that follow European football.

This season's last-16 stage of the UEFA Champions League has brought about an excitement that the former greats of the game have always dreamed of.

If you happen to have witnessed the scenes in Spain where Barcelona dramatically reversed a 4-0 deficit against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) you would have seen fans of the club coming together for one purpose only, and that is to make the team be successful.

It would be completely inaccurate to say that the effect of the 12th man had no effect on the outcome. The Catalan faithful did not only attend the match to support their team. They came in their numbers to rally behind the team and claim their position as one of Europe’s best-supported side.

It was a monumental performance by the Spanish giants with Neymar the star of the show.

As such, Motaung takes the view that learning about the spirit shown could be helpful to players in the local game.

"Another lesson is for the players, to know that a game is never over until it is over," he told the club's official website.

"The Barcelona side showed focus and determination to overcome the 4-0 deficit, thanks to beating PSG 6-1.

"It was an enthralling game of football on display."


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