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Ertugral: Who Is Going To Take These Players To Europe?

Ajax Cape Town Head Coach, Muhsin Ertugral Has Given His Opinion On Players Wanting To Ply Their Trade In Europe

By Soccer Laduma - Jan 11, 2018 01:12 PM

Ajax Cape Town head coach, Muhsin Ertugral says that playing in Europe is a completely different world compared to South Africa.

The Turkish-born head coach was asked to comment on the immediate future of former Ajax team captain, Travis Graham, where Ertugral then went on to reveal that he has left the door open for the player’s return to the squad.

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Graham recently informed the Ajax management that he would like to move on from the Urban Warriors, stating that he has ambitions of plying his trade in Europe.

Speaking to the media after Ajax’s 2-1 loss to Mamelodi Sundowns in the Absa Premiership, Ertugral revealed that playing abroad is a whole different world to the standard in Mzansi, that even last season’s player of the season, Lebogang Manyama is facing a tough challenge to find his feet. 

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“That side in Europe, it is a different world out there. The precision is more important and those elements. Players are getting so much money in this country and don’t know what to do with it. They want to play in Europe, who is going to take you? We had the best player, Lebo Manyama, which I put to Turkey to Konyaspor, a great team in Turkey, which are not doing very well, and he is not even considered to be on the bench. The coach tells me – what is this?” Ertugral said.

“Out there it is not easy. Tell me one player in South Africa that plays in the Premier League, La Liga, Italy or the Bundesliga. We need to ask ourselves why not. In the 90s there was I don’t know how many. So, these are the questions that need to be asked,” he added. 


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SolmanR Joined: 30 Apr 2012
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SolmanR Jan 12, 2018 07:04 AM
Your Right Man The Standard Of Football Here In South Africa Is Going Down Instead Of Going Up
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blackmeteor Joined: 15 Nov 2017
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blackmeteor Jan 12, 2018 12:46 AM
Dec 15, 2017 04:14 PM Lebogang Manyama once again started for Konyaspor on Thursday evening in the Turkish Cup, and today found out his opponents for their game in the Round of 16. The 27-year-old Bafana Bafana international bagged a brace in the first leg of their clash against Batman Petrolspor and was rewarded with a starting spot for the second leg this week as they sought to secure their place in the next round. Manyama was heavily involved in the first goal as Konyaspor ran out 2-0 winners, and he will be keen to continue showing Mehmet Ozdilek that the club made the right decision in signing him from Cape Town City.
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blackmeteor Jan 11, 2018 08:44 PM
@@azzaniawest True Buccaneer, but Europe is where you measure yourself against the best, and the more Africans there, the easier it will be to break down their racist tendencies AND the stronger African soccer will become, something they are very scared of!
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Michaeltshigama Jan 11, 2018 08:23 PM
Mushin is rite but he doesn't have to forget about Dolly, we sold him to a European team n so he shouldn't paint all Mzanzi players with the same brush
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Realydoctor10 Jan 11, 2018 07:10 PM
Ertugral always is doing like he know very well
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@azzaniawest Jan 11, 2018 06:36 PM
INFACT WHY EUROPE, EUROPE IS NOT HEAVEN IT'S ACTUALLY A HE'LL FOR SOME AFRICAN ORIGIN INDIVIDUALS
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blackmeteor Jan 11, 2018 05:59 PM
@Mxolisingongoma Manyama has performed well when given a chance, so how can he be written off by yourself and whoever without having had a proper chance to prove himself in the top league?
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Derrick.com Jan 11, 2018 05:42 PM
what a palooka!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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blackmeteor Jan 11, 2018 05:33 PM
@Tjitjotja I agree, and I don't care for this road warrior.........Interestingly he keeps coming back and knows where his bread is buttered. What example was his running away from defeat for our young players? BIG QUESTION: How much have we really benefited from our obsession with overseas coaches? (Steve is another discussion for another day)
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Tjitjotja Jan 11, 2018 04:58 PM
RSA does not need Coaches like Ertugral who are make destructive critism to our players. Chiefs is keeping Steve for how he Professionally encourage his players. Ertugral must learn a thing or two from Steve. Ertugral will go the same route as Middendorp... Remember Middendorp used to say our RSA players are lazy. Its not a coincident that our Under 20 has previously qualified for the World Cup and Under 23 for the Olympic. We are coming alright, we need coaches with Patience. Its not an coincident that our Average PSL Age is dropping.
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Tjitjotja Jan 11, 2018 04:51 PM
After drop in the past few years which was supposed to be Occupied by Players like Jabu Pule , Gift Leremi etc we are on our way up now. Every Season two or three players are moving to Europe. Unfortunately they have to start somewhere before moving to big leagues. Ertugral must go to his Europe.
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Yellow-Blue. Jan 11, 2018 04:27 PM
True
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kgotso kgatla Jan 11, 2018 04:06 PM
Didnt take a season for micho to get rid of rakhale.apparently a star
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faceless Jan 11, 2018 03:09 PM
you like media too much, it mighty be true but this not the right platform to voice your opinion here that is reckless, south Africa players they will show you what are made of.
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SL_hated_donkey Jan 11, 2018 02:48 PM
True that Muhsin. Here in SA we are busy calling others as Mzansi's number one, but they can't even attract the likes of Greece and Scotland.
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Pokorie Jan 11, 2018 02:46 PM
The only way to solve this issue would be for the PSL board to lift the foreign quota limit so these SA players can have competition. Mushin is 100% correct we are subjected to mediocrity
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Mashia1950 Jan 11, 2018 02:24 PM
This guy knows football. Carlos Aberto Perreira failed with Bafana, Players are comfortable with fat salaries here home they think they made it. If we can have players in big five leagues ( England, Spain, Germany, France, Italy) then we will be able to compete at the highest level.
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jan 11, 2018 02:08 PM
Thats why i wish to see you take over in our national team
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MALOSE Jan 11, 2018 02:01 PM
Muhsin is 100% right hence even the best coaches struggle when they get to the national team , he has only been a coach for a month and already his team is showing glimpse of good football ,something we cant say about Steve,
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Iminald Khosified Jan 11, 2018 01:58 PM
Is he gonna save Ajax or judge South African players

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