Lakay models game around Marcelo and Co

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Lakay joined the defending Absa Premiership champions from Cape Town City in July after turning down a move to Bidvest Wits and was told that he would be played at left-back, rather than his favoured left wing. 

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Despite this, Lakay did not mind at all and knew he would have to work even harder to get ahead of experienced left-back Tebogo Langerman. He's been given opportunities to shine in the team and has played fairly well, but there's always room for improvement.

The 27-year-old believes watching some of Europe's best left-backs will help take his game to another level.

"To be honest in the beginning I played five or six games and then I sat out a few after that. It's a new position for me, but I won't say it's a big thing. Having said that, I am also learning from Langerman and the coach [Pitso Mosimane] has been helping me a lot.

"I try watch teams from Europe that play the same as Sundowns and people like Jordi Alba [Barcelona], Marcelo [Real Madrid] and Marcos Alonso [Chelsea]. I try watch a lot so that I can improve my game. I am getting there slowly. I am not completely happy, but there's always room for improvement and I am willing to learn."

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Lakay, who has played 11 matches in all competitions this campaign, will be hoping to get a run when Sundowns take on Free State Stars at Loftus Stadium on Wednesday night (19h30).

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