Brighton Boss Explains Tau’s Limited Game-Time
Brighton & Hove Albion CEO Paul Barber has explained why Percy Tau can call himself “unlucky” to not have received more game time under Graham Potter.
The Bafana Bafana winger has only made six appearances in all competitions since returning from his loan spell at RSC Anderlecht in January.
After Tau himself declared that he wants to fight for his place next season and the club are also counting him, Barber has now given his views why the South African didn’t play more.
“Managers will have different views on players at different times and in different games. In games where Graham (Potter) has thought that Percy (Tau) can play a part from a tactical point of view he has played him,” he said, as per SussexLive.
“Whether that has been from the start as he did away against Manchester City or in one or two other games or off the bench he will do that.
“Sometimes he will be on the bench and not be used because again in the game tactically Graham will think other players are better suited to whatever he is trying to do at that moment in time.
“I think the most important thing is to remember an adjustment for a player like Percy to the Premier League is massive and he is still in his first year.
“He would have obviously played in Belgium which domestically is a much lower level than the Premier League. He has played in the Champions League so he has bridged the gap between the two.
“But it is one thing playing in Champions League games every couple of weeks to four weeks to suddenly playing in the Premier League every week.”
Tau is currently in South Africa and is part of Hugo Broos squad to face Uganda on 10 June.