Pule: TKO victory will change our season
Posted: 3 December 2017 Time: 15:44
Bidvest Wits winger Vincent Pule says he followed coach Gavin Hunt's instructions to play as the second striker as he made a telling contribution in his side’s Telkom Knockout success on Saturday.
Pule, who has been impressive for Wits this season, was the hero last night against Bloemfontein Celtic at Princess Magogo Stadium, scoring the winner in second half stoppage time.
The 25-year-old was brought on to replace Daylon Claasen in the 72nd minute and made the difference with a well taken goal supplied by Egyptian striker Amr Gamal.
"The coach told me I should stay behind Gamal and not allow them [Celtic] to play at the back, just play as the second striker," Pule said after the game.
"And while I was on the bench, the coach kept telling me I must watch the game, stay focused and at the end I scored. But what I can say is that we played well, we fought hard and I just had to do the job."
The trophy will no doubt go a long way in restoring confidence in the Wits side. They are bottom of the Absa Premiership standings and need to start picking up points to get closer to the top.
They have won only two of their 11 league matches and Pule says they need to start climbing the ladder.
"I think this win is going to change the season for us because we haven't been doing very well,'' he said.
"As a team we are fighting. This team has a lot of fighters.''
Hunt's troops will have little time to celebrate as they face Ajax Cape Town in the Absa Premiership at Bidvest Stadium on Wednesday.