Reyaad Pieterse pleased after deputising against Kaizer Chiefs
Posted: 25 November 2016 Time: 08:38
SuperSport United goalkeeper Reyaad Pieterse says he was pleased with his debut display midweek against Kaizer Chiefs, and hopes to continuing performing between the stick for his club.
An injury to regular number one Ronwen Williams meant Pieterse started for the first time for Matsatsantsa against his former employers, producing a number of solid saves in a 1-1 draw against the Glamour Boys on Wednesday night.
“It was good to be back on the field of play and it’s always important to play a role in the team’s success,” the gloveman told his club’s official website.
“Obviously we wanted to get maximum points, but we were unfortunate at the end of the day. I am glad with my contribution but at the end of the day it’s a team sport and we will always work harder to achieve our goals.
The 24-year-old hopes to keep his place in the team, and believes he has provided healthy competition for his fellow shot-stopper Williams.
“To me it’s all about working hard, giving the best I can at training,” he continued. “At the end of the day it’s the coach who decides who to play.
“Williams has been doing very well for the team all this time he’s been playing and the competition is very healthy and it’s good for the team and I’m happy with that.”
With Williams still side-lined due to injury, Pieterse is set to start again in goals for his side’s Telkom Knockout semi-final encounter against Orlando Pirates on Saturday evening.
SuperSport will now switch the focus to the much anticipated Telkom Knock-Out semi-final clash against Orlando Pirates at the Mbombela stadium on Saturday night.