Saavedra reflects on injury-plagued season


Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Erwin Saavedra has reflected on an injury-plagued first season with the DStv Premiership champions.

Bolivia international Erwin Saavedra arrived at Chloorkop to much fanfare during the January transfer window after starring with local side Bolívar over the past eight years.

The 26-year-old was limited to just four appearances across all competitions during the second half of the campaign, however, after he was struck down by an injury he sustained in the CAF Champions League against Al Merrikh.

"First of all, it was a different experience from what I am used to," Saavedra told the club's website. "However, to win two trophies is great even though I got them not in the way I would have preferred, since I was injured. These are titles which will forever be part of my CV.

"The coaches told me that injuries are part of football, and to me, this is part of football I have never experienced before and it is new to me."

Saavedra also revealed that he was looking forward to putting his injury concerns behind him next season in order to help the club go one step further than this season's domestic treble and win the Champions League as well. 

"I am only hoping to start the next season in the best manner possible, together we can achieve new objectives that we didn’t get to achieve this season," he added.

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