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Phungwayo: I Need To Improve My Work Rate

Orlando Pirates defender, Patrick Phungwayo, has identified a few areas of his game that he needs to continue working on and developing.

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The 27-year-old has been getting plenty of game time in recent weeks under coach Eric Tinkler but recognises there is still room for improvement in his game.

With Thabo Matlaba nearing a return from injury, competition for the left back position is sure to start hotting up and 'Boka' is aware that he will need to put in a lot of hard work to make the position his own.

“We do reviews as a team as well as individuals so you can check where you need to improve as a player. I think one thing I can improve on is my work-rate,” Phungwayo told Soccer Laduma’s Benjamin Nyirenda.

“You know you can have all the talent, but if your work rate is low then it’s not good at all. Of course one of the things I need to do is create chances for the team to score. As a player, I also need to improve when it comes to scoring goals. That’s something I am working on.”

“I think that would be the highlight of my season… making sure I score goals. I think with time I will get it right because you don’t just get it right without working hard.”

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“Hard work is what makes it easy to get it right and, with time, I think things will work out just fine for me. Though it’s not easy, I just have to work hard to be in the first eleven, so I will just keep working hard,” he concluded.

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