Pule living his dream at Bucs
Posted: 17 July 2018 Time: 10:34
Orlando Pirates' new signing Vincent Pule has reflected on his move and says it still feels surreal to have joined "the biggest club in the country".
Pule joined Pirates from Bidvest Wits on a free transfer following much speculation over his future, having previously been linked to Kaizer Chiefs.
The 26-year-old winger is currently with the squad in Zambia, where they are fine-tuning their preparations for the 2018/19 season, which is scheduled to kick off in just over two weeks.
Despite having been in the setup for over four weeks, Pule is still taken aback at the reality of having signed for The Buccaneers.
"The biggest highlight for me is that I’m here, playing for the biggest team in the country! I can scarcely believe it myself," Pule told The Bucs' website.
"But I am just so honoured to be here. It is every boy’s dream to play for this club, at least I know it was for me. So, I am practically living my dream right now.”
Having reflected on his stay thus far, the lanky attacker feels the philosophy at Pirates is vastly different to what he grew accustomed to at Wits, and has admittedly struggled to grasp the theory which coach Rhulani Mokwena first spelt out upon his induction.
“Orlando Pirates has a completely different style of play than what I was used to at Wits," he said.
"I was worried when I first arrived and I heard coach Rhulani speaking about the Pirates game model. I found it difficult to understand, especially since the focus was more on the theoretical aspect of the game.
“Now that we are doing the practical application at training and with the support of my team-mates, I have found it easier to understand what the coaches want from us.”
The former African Warriors star is well aware of his responsibility to the club and its supporters, and hopes to contribute to the success of the current crop.
“I believe that we have a responsibility to the club and its supporters, and that is to play with commitment, passion and pride," he added.
"We have to do our our level best to add value and contribute to the club’s culture of winning.”