Mamelodi Sundowns' Percy Tau highly motivated for CAF Champions League clash with Wydad Casablanca
Posted: 15 September 2017 Time: 14:58
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane may be worrying about the lack of firepower ahead of the CAF Champions League quarterfinal on Sunday, but there’s Percy Tau to rely on for goals.
Tau got his season off to a flyer with a well taken brace against Free State Stars on Monday, showing how dangerous that left foot of his is. After scoring eight times in all competitions last season, Tau would love to see himself improving in front of goal.
This will only benefit Sundowns who need their attackers to be sharp in the Champions League. Tau will start the quarterfinal first leg match against Wydad Casablanca at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday (15h00), and his pace and trickery will no doubt keep the opposition defenders on their toes.
“I feel there are a lot of things I can improve on. So far I am good with the progress. I am getting the pieces of the puzzle, so it’s getting better,” Tau said.
Playing on the continent with Sundowns has played a big part in Tau’s development as a player and it’s shown whenever he plays for the senior national team.
He does not want his love affair with the Champions League to end just yet, so he and his Sundowns teammates will have to make sure they overcome Wydad over two legs and go all the way to the final.
If Sundowns win the Champions League this year, they will join the likes of Al Ahly, TP Mazembe and Enyimba as clubs who have previously won back-to-back titles.
“I have developed a relationship with the Champions League, so I will be so happy to win it again. We know it’s not going to be easy. We have to work hard and progress. It’s a challenge that we embrace.”
Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane recently said his next mission is to make Tau Footballer of the Season and the player says he is motivated by this.
“It’s motivating to hear such, but personally I just want to improve. If I can improve in the next five years I will be happy.”