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Benni: Tau Has Something I Lost As I Got Older

Benni McCarthy Thinks That Percy Tau Has The Ability To Be One Of The Best Strikers That The Country Has Produced

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 02, 2018 11:28 AM

Benni McCarthy thinks that Percy Tau has all the qualities to be a world-class player.

Tau is currently in illustrious form for Mamelodi Sundowns, having added yet another goal to his tally for the season.

Tau helped the Brazilians to a 2-1 win over Cape Town City yesterday, which saw Sundowns progress through to the next round of the Nedbank Cup competition.

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Speaking after the game, the Cape Town City head coach, McCarthy, who shared his thoughts about South African strikers, added that Tau has all the qualities that he needs to go on to be one of the best the country has produced.

“There is some quality out there; I think Percy Tau is one of the best and most intelligent strikers, with all the instincts, with everything a world-class player needs. And he is one that I see that we have and hopefully we can make use and groom that and he will go and help the national team qualify for a World Cup next because I think us qualifying or doing anything special is for players like Percy Tau (to be) unleashed,” McCarthy told the media.

The 40-year-old then went on to add that the Sundowns playmaker can be better than what he was in his playing days, also adding that Tau needs to be more selfish in terms of scoring goals. 

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“He could probably be better, because I think he has got crazy skill, he is very skilful he is quick, something that I lost as I got older. One thing that I noticed about his game, he needs to be a little bit more selfish as a nine, as a striker, he plays at times too much like a ten and wants to do a lot of assists.

“His assist rate is good, which is what you want, but as a nine, it is judged on goals. Percy Tau has got everything but he needs to add that selfishness to his game where he wants to be the one to score goals,” McCarthy added.   


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Luja047 Joined: 05 Mar 2018
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Luja047 Apr 03, 2018 08:29 PM
Tau is indeed has a bright future. Quality player who plays for the team
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Michaeltshigama Joined: 30 Sep 2016
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Michaeltshigama Apr 03, 2018 05:49 PM
The legend has spoken
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Mashia1950 Joined: 29 Aug 2017
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Mashia1950 Apr 03, 2018 03:12 PM
I understand that most of the goals he scored, he actually created them for himself but most of the goals his team scored are from his assist .
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Mashia1950 Joined: 29 Aug 2017
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Mashia1950 Apr 03, 2018 03:10 PM
I don't agree Sundowns is not a one man team.
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Warras4phefeni Apr 03, 2018 09:53 AM
Tau is my boy.
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kadish Apr 02, 2018 09:36 PM
I want to remind Benni that Tau is number 10 not 9 at Downs we play with 2 number ten n we won CCL final without number 9 cos Castro was injured
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Chicharito07 Apr 02, 2018 08:25 PM
Selfishness is a thing of the past there's more in a team player than a feared one man, this Benni is just trying to criticize Pitso's tactics.
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Mketule 1 Joined: 28 May 2017
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Mketule 1 Apr 02, 2018 06:00 PM
@Viscose I agree with you. Players needs to use common sense sometimes. How can you allow to be a bench warmer for 4 years? Move to another team thst will utilise your talent.
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afrikaanse Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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afrikaanse Apr 02, 2018 05:40 PM
Agreed but let's not forget Moon; he is deadly with more game time at chiefs he 'll be unstoppable with the age on his side hey remember he's just 19 years
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afrikaanse Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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afrikaanse Apr 02, 2018 05:36 PM
Agreed
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thasbu@143 Joined: 18 Jul 2017
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thasbu@143 Apr 02, 2018 05:28 PM
Good facts and thanks for that feedback, Tau you have a comprehensive game analysis on development and progress report. Use this report profitable.
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Joined: 24 Mar 2017
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Apr 02, 2018 05:14 PM
In order for Tau to score more than one goal he must be selfish and think like Penaldo
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mrelectronics Apr 02, 2018 04:54 PM
Good platform to air our views as fans from different clubs with insulting one other .This is good for our soccer fan base .thanks fellow soccer loving fans .
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The Bucsboss Joined: 02 Nov 2016
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The Bucsboss Apr 02, 2018 04:43 PM
@mrelectronics I salute you too mfo.
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mrelectronics Joined: 30 Jun 2013
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mrelectronics Apr 02, 2018 04:24 PM
@The Bucsboss what a good good comment bhakania .for sure our own talent and we are not proud of Tau .Brilliant view wena bhakania .
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The Bucsboss Apr 02, 2018 04:22 PM
Yaah nee.#UP THE BUCS.
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Bridgertte Layun. Apr 02, 2018 04:01 PM
Lol @scoreCow99
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The Bucsboss Joined: 02 Nov 2016
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The Bucsboss Apr 02, 2018 04:01 PM
Is nice to hear our own legent praising our home talent.Yes for sure the boy is as good as any player around the world.If he was born and grew up overseas,the majority of our fans would praise him,but just becouse he was born in the land,many still don't see him as a great player.The boy can replace Rinaldo at Madrid,or Messiat Brca.All he need is an equal chance given the two spenis stars,and he can be as good as they are.#UP THE BUCS.
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shibambusl@gmail.com Apr 02, 2018 03:21 PM
@PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE, you can take him you already taken Catro, Mphahlela. Our coach already said there life after billiant players come n go. We know you wait like a valuture every time to take our surplus.
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shibambusl@gmail.com Apr 02, 2018 03:16 PM
@Mrelectronics, SAFA must introduce lifeskills course, off field management and financial management because all this players you have mentioned you will find that are from poor backgrounds. Look @ Oscar Makarini Baroka suspended him due to alcohol.

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