Percy Tau has reacted to his side’s win at the FIFA Club World Cup and revealed what Pitso Mosimane told his depleted squad ahead of their upset of CONCACAF champions Monterrey.
The South African winger had to watch from the stands as his collected a massive 1-0 win despite missing several key players.
However, he was over the moon with his teammates’ achievement, speaking to iDiski Times journalist Lorenz Kohler immediately after the match.
“It feels great. I think the guys deserved it after the hard work they put in,” he said.
“With all the circumstances I think the guys put in a good game and now it’s just to build up from this.
“We must take it one game at a time, trying to put your best all the time. If we put on performances like this we can go far in the tournament.”
Tau also explained that while he is disappointing about missing the tournament due to injury, he’ll cheer on his teammates.
“It’s disappointing to be injured but it’s part of the game. Now I just have to focus on my recovery and getting back to my best,” he added.
“I’ll keep supporting my team meanwhile, it’s just unfortunate that I’m not able to play.”
The winger also revealed what Mosimane told his squad ahead of the match.
“He said all the players that are here deserve to be here. They represent Al Ahly. We miss those that are not here, but the ones here are just as capable of doing the job.
“I think you’ve seen it, 1-0 and we’re through.”
Story by Lorenz Kohler (@Lorenz_KO).