Brockie: I won’t be this way forever

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The 31-year-old is yet to score since joining the Absa Premiership champions in a high-profile move from Tshwane rivals SuperSport United in January.

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Brockie contrastingly plundered 54 goals in a three-year spell for Matsatsantsa - three goals shy of the club record held by the late Abram Raselemane.

However, the New Zealander continues to put out a positive front.

"First and foremost, I'm going to work my way back into the starting 11, which is not easy when you look at the calibre of the players in the team," Brockie said after a long breath.

"And then when I get the chance [I'll use it to my advantage]. You are not going to get many chances when you are at a top football club like this, so hopefully everyone around me stays patient.

"But I'm not going to stay like this for the rest of my time here at Sundowns, and I'm sure once one goal goes in then hopefully my luck changes."

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Brockie believes a strong mindset is essential for one to make it at star-studded Chloorkop.

"Absolutely. I think most importantly you have got to surround yourself with the right type of people and stay off social media for a while because there you know how harsh they [the fans] can be," he said.

"When things are not going well I still have a lot of support from people close to me, and that to me is the most important thing.

"Even off the football pitch I take the struggles and work hard."

Brockie has scored once in a friendly for the Brazilians, in the Shell Helix Cup against Kaizer Chiefs at FNB Stadium in pre-season.

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He last scored in a competitive game in the Telkom Knockout Last-16 against Bloemfontein Celtic on 28 October 2017.

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