Manchester City and Argentina striker Sergio Aguero, who is considered to be one of the best strikers in the game, had some advice for Bafana Bafana in an exclusive interview with Soccer Laduma.
The 28-year-old has scored 14 goals in 17 games for Pep Guardiola's Manchester City this season, and 150 strikes in 225 appearances for the Citizens overall.
He currently sits in fifth spot in the Argentine all-time goalscoring charts with 33 strikes, just two behind Albiceleste legend Diego Maradona.
Asked what South Africa's national team needs to do to turn the talent of the country into results for Bafana, he shared his views.
"Perhaps it's a question of belief," he told Soccer Laduma.
"That is a key ingredient to help teams have the confidence to turn opportunities and potential into good results."
Aguero also recalled his memories of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and how he experienced South Africa and its fanatic football lovers.
"I really liked the country. It was a great experience," he added.
"I had played in two Youth World Cups before, and I have very fond memories of those. But that was my first World Cup with the senior division – that has a special significance.
"I remember my debut, in which we won over South Korea 4-1. I came on in the second half and we were able to take the match away because Korea had started to climb on the scoreboard. We scored two more goals and it was a major victory.
"I was also able to experience the passion of South Africa's people for football, and their friendly disposition. You could feel a great energy in all games we played.
"And who could forget the vuvuzelas!"
Buy this week's special edition of Soccer Laduma, issue 1000, to read the full interview, in which the City striker chats about the roots of his friendship with Lionel Messi, Pep Guardiola's coaching style, Steven Pienaar, Benni McCarthy and one of Africa's biggest football talents.