Erwin Isaacs enjoying new defensive role at Ajax Cape Town
Posted: 28 November 2016 Time: 20:13
Erwin Isaacs says he is relishing his new right-back role under the tutelage of new Ajax Cape Town coach Stanley Menzo.
The 29-year-old attacking winger has been moved to the right-back position by Menzo to give the Urban Warriors more impetus in attack.
Isaacs has thus far not looked out of depth as he does what is needed for the team in his new role.
“I’m really enjoying my new role in the team as it gives me the freedom to go on the attack and to go on the overlap when required,” Isaacs tells KickOff.com.
“I admire the former Barcelona player Dani Alves for the way he surges forward and tracks back when they lost possession. I’m also enjoying my football more. I do think I can work on my defensive abilities to become a better defender.”
The former Santos player stated that the discipline Menzo has installed in the team in such a short space of time is unbelievable and feels this will be key when they face star-studded Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday at Cape Town Stadium.
“One can clearly see the improvements in the team, on and off the field,” he says. “Things are looking up for us and we would like to end the year on a positive note.
“We are aware that we playing the African champions and it’s not going to be easy – even on our home ground. But we don’t fear Sundowns with their big-name players. We have shown in the past that we can give them a run for their money,” Isaacs concluded.