Register Login Scores

PSL

Mngqithi: Brockie Might Not Have The Qualities…

Mamelodi Sundowns assistant coach, Monqoba Mnqithi has opened up about Jeremy Brockie’s drought in front of goal.

Brockie has still not been able to find the back of the net in a single competitive match for the Brazilians, since joining the club in January this year. 

Read more: Chiefs Receive Billiat Scare

It seems that Brockie is one of the many signings made by Sundowns in the past two seasons, who have not lived up to expectations.

However, Mngqithi has admitted that it is difficult for the New Zealand international because the player may not have some of the qualities as the predominant Sundowns players. 

“It’s very unfortunate because I still believe that he is a very good striker,” Mngqithi said last week ahead of Sundowns’ Telkom Knockout encounter against Bloemfontein Celtic. 

“I’ve seen quite a number of strikers in the league when I am doing my analysis of the opposition when I look at the amount of work he puts in getting into the right areas, you sometimes look at your team and say are we doing enough to assist such players? 

“He is a player with certain qualities but he might not have some of the qualities predominant Sundowns’ players would have. But in an around the box, he is very important. But when the ball is not delivered in the box, then that counts against him. At Sundowns we don’t have too many wingers who play in the wide channels, who will always play for somebody. 

“If you look at Tottenham Hotspur in England, the team plays for Harry Kane. Get him, he will get the goal for you. But at Sundowns we have too many good players, we can’t play for someone. It becomes a problem for a player with the qualities that Brockie has because you would expect that if he can get three of four crosses, he will give us something. 

“But how many crosses are going to come from wingers because most of the times, fullbacks are the ones who deliver? He has to try to keep pushing. I was happy with what he did in Ulundi. It’s unfortunate that he hasn’t scored (in a competitive match). When somebody is going through challenges, you mustn’t put a sword there. You must always try and support him, that’s what we are doing because we believe that he is a good player,” the Sundowns assistant coach added.  

Read more: Real Starlet Mimics Ronaldo After Being Sent Off

Five Sundowns Players Who Can Sign A Pre-Contract In January

Former Chiefs Defender Reveals Dream Five-A-Side Team

The Favourite To Replace Under-Fire Real Boss Revealed?

38 comments

Top 5

Sundowns, SSU To Seal Swap Deal For Goalkeepers?

115 Jun 27, 2022 12:14 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Official: 8 Transfers Confirmed Since Last Week

1 Jun 28, 2022 12:19 PM in World News

Johnson Leads Race For Royal AM Job?

9 Jun 27, 2022 11:58 AM in Siyagobhoza

Man Utd 'In Talks' With 4 Players

3 Jun 27, 2022 12:30 PM in English Premier League

Downs Vilakazi's Four Potential Suitors

38 Jun 27, 2022 09:51 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Chiefs New Signings Based On Stats, Glory Days Looming?

82 Jun 28, 2022 12:45 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

10 Deals Expected To Be Confirmed This Week

Jun 27, 2022 08:26 PM in World News

Chiefs’ ‘Monster’ Finally Arrives At Naturena

75 Jun 27, 2022 02:18 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Official: Pirates Confirm New Head Coach

278 Jun 25, 2022 10:30 AM in Orlando Pirates

55 Years Of Doc: How Khumalo Celebrated On Exotic Island

1 Jun 27, 2022 03:06 PM in Footballers & Chill

Contracts At Naturena: What Each New Chiefs Player Signed

44 Jun 21, 2022 08:12 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Mane Breaks Silence On Liverpool Exit

7 Jun 22, 2022 09:29 AM in Bundesliga News

Pirates To Make Decision On 7 Loan Returnees

5 Jun 20, 2022 04:19 PM in Orlando Pirates

Report: Lukaku's Chelsea Exit Confirmed

Jun 22, 2022 08:25 AM in English Premier League

Chiefs Target Back In Europe

4 Jun 20, 2022 03:51 PM in Kaizer Chiefs