Bernard Parker stresses Kaizer Chiefs commitment
Posted: 27 September 2017 Time: 17:30
Kaizer Chiefs striker Bernard Parker says he still has the same passion for helping the team as when he first arrived six years ago despite his lack of game-time.
Parker is in his seventh season at Naturena, since returning to the country from Holland's FC Twente, but has seen his on-field role diminish over the past year.
The 31-year-old experienced frontman managed just 18 starts last season and, with only three starts to his name this campaign, insists he is still as hungry as ever.
“Of course [I’m still hungry]. Every time you see me play I fight. Even when I come in [off the bench] I fight, against Maritzburg United I even fought with the referee,” he said.
“I’m a winner, I want to win. You can even ask my teammates, I’m one of the hardest working players in the team. I don’t think anyone works harder than me in the team, in terms of always being in front of the warm-ups. Whether I’m playing or not, I’m always early and leading by example.
“I’m sharing my experiences, motivating and leading by example when I’m playing – that’s me, that’s what I’m about.
“Going forward, right now what’s happening at the club, it’s important that we help and compliment one another so that we can achieve what we want while we still have the chance.
“While we’re at Kaizer Chiefs, we’re not only here to look at the history but also to write our own history.
“Whether you’re playing or not, this is what the club is about. This is the culture of the team, and we have to live up to expectations and standards that have been set.”