Tade still mentally adjusting to PSL


Tade is beginning to find his feet since arriving at Usuthu at the start of the season from New Zealand side Auckland City, and netted in their recent 1-1 draw with Orlando Pirates on Saturday.

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The Durban-based outfit are in a precarious situation after being docked six points by FIFA due to their failure to honour a sanction from the world football governing body.

As such, they fell to the foot of the Absa Premiership table with a point from six games, and have since picked up just two points from their last two outings.

Despite the slow recovery in their race to get back on track, Tade felt they showed good signs against The Buccaneers over the weekend as they narrowly missed out on victory, and remains positive that such performances will soon pay off.

“Yeah, obviously we were behind in score and needed to get at least a point and equalise, and then we tried to go for the win. Very unfortunately it didn’t happen,” the Argentine told his club’s media team after the match at King Zwelithini Stadium.

“We’ve put a lot of effort, not only [against Pirates] but in the last game [against Maritzburg United] as well. You could see all the players were firing.

“Obviously sometimes the game becomes harder, but we need to keep on going in this way and I know things will come [good].”

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The 30-year-old forward has now scored twice in five starts, showing promising signs of his potential; however, he maintains he is still adjusting to the different mental demands of South African football.

“Football is about mentality. Sometimes you have to play with a strong mentality to be able to adapt to a different type of football, and a different type of league,” he added.

“So, I’m trying to get there mentally first and then we will see the rest.

“I’ve said it since the beginning, the quality in this team is unbelievable and we just have to keep getting to know each other, and the togetherness will come and in turn so will the results.”