Kurt Abrahams on Percy Tau, Proximus League and comparisons with Belgium superstar Eden Hazard
Posted: 26 February 2019 Time: 13:00
Westerlo attacker Kurt Abrahams, who has earned comparisons to Eden Hazard during an exceptional season in Belgium, says he is hopeful of reaching the status of Percy Tau in South Africa.
Abrahams, 22, has missed just one game with Westerlo this season since his arrival from Sint-Truidense VV and has earned rave reviews over his explosive displays in the Belgian second-tier.
A diminutive attacker, who's been deployed in a second-striker role and on the wing, has subsequently earned the Hazard comparisons from his teammates due to his natural skill, low centre of gravity and stocky build.
However, when discussing the comparisons to Hazard, the former Cape United starlet brushed off the lavish praise.
"Hazard? No, what's more important for me is to play this year and more importantly help Westerlo win games, hopefully, to qualify for the playoffs, which is an ambition of the club," he told the club's website. "So we'll see how things go."
With the Proximus League title race evenly poised between KFCO Beerschot Wilrijk and KV Mechelen, as the two teams are separated by a point, Abrahams claimed he's convinced Mechelen will be promoted as "they are by far the best team in the division" with players "who don't belong at this level".
On Bafana Bafana star Tau he revealed he's "texted one or two times" with the 24-year-old, who's currently on loan at Royale Union Saint-Gilloise from Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion.
"Honestly? Wow, honestly he's a really nice guy, he's a good person," Abrahams explained before he was asked how big of a star Tau is in South Africa.
"Of course! He's bigger than me! I hope to get there, but most importantly, I don't care how big you are but he's a nice guy and a humble person."
The uncapped South African has scored six goals and registered three assists in 23 games this season, while Tau has netted six goals along with seven assists in 22 games.