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Every Single Game Is Tough!

Highlands Park’s head coach, Allan Freese, talks openly to Soccer Laduma’s Peter Raath about missing goals.
He also discusses the U23s, Larry Brookstone and Balfour Park – with the NFD Focus brought to you by BUCO.
Following his slow start at the helm of Highlands, Freese has spoken of his delight following two consecutive victories. 
“It’s about time our luck changed. I was disappointed in the first three games. If you don’t put the ball in the net, you can’t expect a victory. It’s a continuous thing. Once the goals come, it brings confidence. 
The former Platinum Stars mentor also made mention of the current U23 rule in the National First Division.
“It’s a reality not a dream that we have to start with five U23s, but I won’t go the route of pulling youngsters off after about 20 minutes. If that happens, how do we motivate them for the next game? I keep telling my boys to try and understand that we can have the best senior players, but can’t always use them. 
“There needs to be a variety of U23s so we’re trying to say, “You’re good enough to play.” That also gives them confidence.” 
In conclusion, Freese heaped praise on the club’s director, Larry Brookstone as well as the club’s home base. 
“Look, Larry manages the team and I coach. We talk. He likes things done professionally.  It’s a lovely, relaxed atmosphere at Balfour Park where we train. It’s been brought to a very high standard… everything is one hundred percent. There’s a place to shower and have a meal, so players don’t want to go home afterwards. 
“The working environment ensures everyone is happy, “ Freese added.
To read more of Freese’s full interview, check out page 23 in edition 943 of Soccer Laduma - with the NFD Focus brought to you by BUCO.


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