'Sirino is an exciting player'
Posted: 19 April 2018 Time: 12:00
Former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Brent Carelse is impressed with how quickly South American playmaker Gaston Sirino has adapted to South African football.
The Uruguayan attacker, who was named man of the match after Sundowns beat Golden Arrows 1-0 at Loftus Stadium on Tuesday, joined the club in January alongside Jeremy Brockie, Aubrey Ngoma and Siyabonga Zulu.
A lot of the attention, to no surprise, was on Brockie and Ngoma, but it’s Sirino who has been the star performer in recent months, proving to be a key player in the side’s challenge for the league and cup double.
He combines well with the likes of Sibusiso Vilakazi, Themba Zwane and Percy Tau and enjoys going deep into midfield to collect the ball from the defenders.
Sirino, though, has been unlucky in front of goal, striking the post a few times. He is waiting for his first goal, but it’s surely going to come soon.
“I think he has done extremely well. He is the type of player Sundowns always looks for. Whenever Sundowns went into the market for a South American, they look for players with flair because those are the players that supporters love,” said Carelse.
“I have seen him quite a few times and he is exciting. He makes things happen for the team and he enjoys his football, which is the best thing about him.”
Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane travelled all the way to Bolivia to watch Sirino playing for his old club Bolivar and so far the player has not been a disappointment.
A lot more will be expected from him going forward.