Masuku won't fear for Pirates place
Posted: 13 March 2014 Time: 17:34
Khethokwakhe 'Bhereza' Masuku insists he is not worried about the coaching changes at Orlando Pirates but is focusing on maintaining his same work-rate.
The wing-wizard has enjoyed decent game-time this season starting 11 games under Roger de Sa and mostly in Eric Tinkler’s caretaker stint, but he must now also win the belief of Vladimir Vermezovic – who brought back Tlou Segolela for Wednesday night’s win over Moroka Swallows.
“Coaches are always there to do a job at the club just like us as players so the only thing that we can do as players is work for the man in charge. I remain as motivated as before because we have changed coaches and not players,” says Masuku.
“I cannot waste my energy thinking about the new coach because what matters is that I keep on putting in the same hard work that I have been putting in all along this season. The new coach is different in his own way but as players we just need to keep pushing.
"It showed yesterday against Swallows that he [Vermezovic] is a tactical coach and willing to get the best out of all us. The coach will even tell you one-on-one that you must go in there and enjoy. He is a friend and father to us and all we want to do is play for him because he has been brought in here to work with us.
"He has the tactics that can make a difference in the team and even the mentality of the players sees all of them wanting to play under him,” says Masuku.
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The former Black Leopards midfielder adds that he will remain the same player that he has always been as he slowly works his way towards becoming a crowd favourite at Pirates.
“As long as I keep on working as hard as before, everything will fall into place like before. There is nothing to fear here but I just need to keep my head up and keep pushing. As skillful as I am, I have to stay true to my abilities and play my normal game,” he adds.
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