Mamelodi Sundowns’ striker Jeremy Brockie praised the club’s fans for rallying behind him even though he is yet to find the back of the net in the colours of the Brazilians.
The deadly New Zealand forward is in a dry spell in terms of goals but he is looking sharp to end that spell pretty soon and open his account at Sundowns.
“I have to give a special mention to the fans, even though I had a couple of chances that I didn’t put away against Free State Stars they still cheered and supported me,” Brockie said. “I thank them for that.”
Brockie could end his drought against his former team SuperSport United in the Tshwane Derby which is always full of goals and excitement. Sundowns take on the neighbours they have dominated at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday at 6pm.
“I am looking forward to going back and playing against the boys on the weekend. Hopefully a big crowd turns up in Atteridgeville. It would be very nice to hit the back of the net for the first time for Sundowns against the old club. It’s a matter of time before the first one hits the back of the net,” Brockie said.
Sundowns assistant coach Manqoba Mngqithi backs Brockie to return to his scoring ways.
“I don’t even think that it’s a struggle what he is going through, it’s our expectations,” Mngqithi said. “Under normal circumstances a striker of Brockie’s quality, you would expect that if he doesn’t score in three or four matches he is still going to score goals. But the unfortunate part is that it is getting to his nerves. We are trying hard to calm him down and make him understand that we believe in him because we know what he is capable of.”