Register Login Scores

Mamelodi Sundowns

Sundowns Star Reveals His Liverpool & Man City Idols

Rivaldo Coetzee has relished the opportunity to play in midfield and revealed the European players he models his game around.

The Mamelodi Sundowns player who is naturally a central defender, has this season, established himself as a defensive midfielder under head coach Pitso Mosimane, a position which he has enjoyed over the past few games.

Read more: African Rankings: Chiefs Jump One Spot Closer To Sundowns

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Soccer Laduma, Coetzee revealed the European midfielders he admires - in the way he wants to improve his game at Sundowns.

“There are a few that I look at, like Fabinho of Liverpool. He is unbelievable, that guy. He does everything so well. On the ball he is so calm, he plays simple. When it’s time to get into tackles, he gets stuck in and he can press high up. When he is further forward, he can play one-twos, he can shoot, like the goal he scored against Man City,” the 23-year-old said.

“Then there’s Rodri, who plays for Man City. He is so calm on the ball. He’s always scanning the pitch. That’s what I try to learn from these guys. Before they get the ball, they already know what they are going to do with it. I’m trying to improve my game and hopefully I can help the team going forward,” he added.

To read the full exclusive interview, check out this week’s edition of Soccer Laduma, issue number 1151. 

2 comments

Top 5

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

18 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Nedbank Cup Last 32 Fixtures Revealed

116 Jan 14, 2021 06:28 PM in Nedbank Cup

Beckham Fires Coach, Wants Former Man Utd Teammate

1 Jan 08, 2021 11:23 AM in World News

Chiefs' Plans To Catch Downs

138 Jan 08, 2021 07:05 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Official: Man Utd Confirm Second January Exit

1 Jan 13, 2021 05:37 PM in English Premier League

Messi Named World’s Greatest Playmaker Of The Decade, CR7 Not In Top 10

23 Jan 12, 2021 01:36 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Brighton Coach Hands Down Verdict On Tau’s Debut

31 Jan 11, 2021 05:34 PM in Players Abroad

5 Of Mosemaedi’s Best Looks Alongside His Swanky VW

2 Jan 13, 2021 12:05 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Nedbank Cup Last 32 Fixtures Revealed

116 Jan 14, 2021 06:28 PM in Nedbank Cup

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

28 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Chiefs Explain Unpleasant Trip To Angola

56 Jan 07, 2021 09:14 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Festival & Co Lauded As Unbeaten Swallows Prepare For Bucs

6 Jan 07, 2021 03:12 PM in Orlando Pirates