Furman: We deserved the win
Posted: 17 October 2012 Time: 08:51 am
Dean Furman insists Bafana Bafana were full value for their 2-1 international friendly victory against Kenya in Nairobi last night.
It took an own-goal from Christopher Wekesa to secure the result, but Furman believes the South Africans did enough before that to be justified winner.
“Maybe we came here and the pitch was something a few of us weren’t used to, but we had a game-plan, the boys stuck to that very well and we got the result we deserved,” the Oldham Athletic midfielder said after the match.
“It was very difficult to play our natural game where we want to get the ball down and make nice movements, one-twos, so we had a different type of game-plan today, it worked for us and we deserved the win.”
Furman has only played four matches for Bafana, but has already become a fans’ favourite, with many dubbing him ‘the new Eric Tinkler’. He admits playing for his country of birth is still very surreal.
“I sometimes have to pinch myself; it’s very surreal. But it was always my dream to play for my country.
“I was very lucky and very proud to have had my family with me in Poland – it was a great moment for all of us. I’m just going to keep enjoying every moment I am in the squad and hope I can have many more opportunities.”