Moon ready for test in Spain
Posted: 19 February 2009 Time: 6:43 am
Bafana Bafana midfielder Bryce Moon tells KickOff.com that he and his teammates at Panathinaïkos are ready to put up a good showing in the Uefa Champions League knockout stages which get underway next week.
Moon will resume his dream of emulating the success achieved by Bafana striker Benni McCarthy in the European tournament with FC Porto a few years back when his team travels to Spain to face Villarreal in the first leg of the competition.
Speaking to KickOff.com from Greece last night, the former Ajax Cape Town midfielder expressed confidence that his team would have a good trip to Spain on Wednesday.
“This is an exciting stage of the tournament and no team is ready to fall out. Participating in this tournament means a lot to me and playing in the Champions League will already go down as one of my best achievements in my career.
“We are geared up for the game against Villarreal and all my teammates are determined to come back with the victory.
“If I am given the chance to play, I will do my best; not only for my team, but also for all the South Africans fans and my family back home.”
Moon adds that he has put behind him the disappointment of failing to land a contract in England after his deal with Barclays Premiership club, West Ham, fell through.
“My manager is the only one who can comment on that issue. In any case, I have already forgotten about it and am now concentrating on doing well for my team here in Greece.”