Rushine De Reuck is pleased with how things have started since he joined Mamelodi Sundowns from Maritzburg United in the last transfer window.
The 25 year old Cape Town born player has made two DStv Premiership appearances so far, and has also featured in three CAF Champions League games for Sundowns.
It is a first taste of continental football for the reigning PSL defender of the season, and he says it has been great to test himself at that level.
“I am very happy with my contribution, I must thank the coaches, technical team and everyone for showing faith in me,” De Reuck told the Sundowns’ website.
“It’s not easy to come to the club and play, it’s a big team with a great squad and quality players. I am happy to be part of it and I want to keep contributing to the team’s success and win games. I want to give 100% on the field and be selfless.”
“TP Mazembe is a big club, they have done so well in the CAF Champions League and to start a game and keep a clean sheet and win against them was quite special.”
“Continental football is very different, you can see the level as it takes a split second to change a game at that level. It was nice for me to test myself against some of the best on the continent, it shows that I am in the right direction and with the help of the guys around me at the club and for me I must just keep pushing hard at training and give back to the team by playing well.”
De Reuck won a man of the match award in hist first league game for the club, against Stellenbosch.
“Winning that award in Cape Town against Stellenbosch was great for me,” De Reuck added.
“It was a difficult game, we showed that we can be very competitive, we showed character, we dug deep for that win. It’s nice to be recognised for your performance and you grow as a player. As much as I got the award at the end it was all about the team and getting three points.”