Tau likens USG move to Spurs stint

Players Abroad

Tau made a high-profile switch from Mamelodi Sundowns to Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion in July but has since taken a detour to Belgian second-tier side Royal Union Saint-Gilloise.

This has seen the 24-year-old torment some of the opposition he faces, having scored two goals and set up a further four in eight games in all competitions for his side thus far.

Back home, many would argue that the level of competition is a step backwards for the Witbank-born speedster, with some even claiming that he is too good for the Proximus League.

However, Tau is adamant he has taken the correct measures to further his career as he compares it to his step back from The Brazilians to Witbank Spurs in 2016, while pointing out that a more prominent league is in close proximity to his current location.

“Personally, I don’t think I’ll be able to justify each and everyone’s opinion because we live in a society where everyone has a view on things,” Tau told the media in the Bafana camp.

“It’s just a different path, and the one that I’ve taken and chosen is something I’ve done before when I went to Witbank Spurs, and it still worked out.

“So, I never have doubts in making decisions that a lot of people won’t see or agree to, but it’s always good to have personal belief and know that you’ll get better and improve.

“And, the world is very small when you’re in Europe, you are one hour away from France, so there’s no problem there. It’s that simple.”

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Tau also feels content at the progress he has made both personally and within the USG setup, as he shed some light on his role under Slovenian coach Luka Elsner.

“Everything is okay there, we’re getting wins and we are top of the log at the moment, and I’ve had good performances in the cup and league,” he added.

“So, we’re confident and the group is getting stronger, because it’s also a newly assembled team.

“We play 4-4-2, with two strikers and we play the same roles – he has to defend, I have to defend, so we just share the load.

“But I still play my similar position, it’s just that there’s now some defending that has to be done that side. We defend a lot.”

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