Mamelodi Sundowns Percy Tau has expressed enthusiasm in being the FIFA Club World Cup, rating it a highlight in his professional career.
The rising star has racked up enough game time in both domestic and international campaigns to find himself a spot in Pitso Mosimane’s line-up and has delivered under the outspoken mentor to see him contribute towards his squad’s success in the 2016 CAF Champions League.
Tau said “It has been a good year for me, I have achieved a lot of things and being in the World Cup is a huge platform for not only me, but for all of us as players.”
The 22-year-old sensation says being on this platform is a huge opportunity to showcase his skills as Neymar did before his significant move to Spanish Giants Barcelona FC.
“It’s a great opportunity if you want to play for teams overseas, my main goal is to do well in the tournament. If we do well in the competition, it will be great. It’s not an impossible task because we are doing what we love and we believe in ourselves.”
Tau said he has kept his eye on some of his opponents but is more focused on resting his body and focusing on their own personal expedition.
“We have not analysed much in terms of the other teams but we were watching the two teams from Japan and New Zealand respectively before we left South Africa. Right now, we still tired from traveling but I will be fine and the excitement will sink in tomorrow once we have trained.”
The petite winger says he had many memorable moments, one being his wonder goal against Free State Stars last weekend and has a desire to repeat this victory.
“If I had to look back, there is nothing I would change a out this year. Not taking away from CAF Champions League, however this year has been good to me and I hope I have a better year come 2017.”
Tau dismisses talk of being the newest member of the reputable CBD (Castro-Billiat-Dolly) trio, citing he doesn’t pay attention to the media who say otherwise.
“The CBD has done well as they bring a certain uniqueness on their own and I prefer to keep it that way.”