Tebogo Langerman reveals he and coach Pitso Mosimane are often at odds but it aids his improvement
Posted: 24 July 2016 Time: 19:31
Mamelodi Sundowns defender Tebogo Langerman says he and coach Pitso Mosimane often don't see eye to eye but that 'Jingles' has played an invaluable role in his development.
The 30-year-old Langerman has had a stellar season with Masandawana, owing partially to how hard his coach pushes him.
"He always pushes me to the point where sometimes I feel as though he doesn't like me, because he's always on my case at training and during games," claims the former SuperSport United man.
"We fight a lot, Pitso and I, like a lot. I'm the only player who fights with Pitso every day."
Despite the fact that they often clash, Langerman credits Mosimane as having had a huge hand in his improvement as a player over the past few years.
"Pitso has helped me a lot in terms of tactics, organisation, being calm on the ball and many other things. He's taught me to watch my games and now I'm able to work on my mistakes so he came with a different philosophy," he said.
One of the major changes made to Langerman's game was his conversion to a defender and he is pleased that he made that transition.
"Being converted into a defender has been the best thing for me. It helped me to maintain my career because I don't think, if I was still playing as a left winger, that I would be where I am now," he said.