Just imagine Percy Tau’s devastation over missing his first FIFA Club World Cup with Al Ahly? It’s just terrible, but at least he had Pitso Mosimane to console him.
PITSO MOSIMANE REVEALS MESSAGE TO SHATTERED PERCY TAU
As The South African reported this month, Bafana Bafana and Al Ahly ace Percy Tau was forced to watch the FIFA Club World Cup on the telly, thanks to an unwelcome injury on the eve of the tournament.
As the coach who brought him from England’s Brighton with a promise to showcase his talent at the CWC, what did Pitso Mosimane tell the distraught 27-year-old?
“I could see he was down and demotivated ahead of our first match [at the Club World Cup],” Mosimane told reporters as quoted by iDiski Times.
“I said to him ‘I know you came for this, you came to play the World Cup. Unfortunately, your injury robbed you of the opportunity to play’.
“I said to him ‘help us in the Champions League and you have another opportunity to come back’.
“[He was] very disappointed that he was not part of the World Cup, because I know Percy when he’s, it was his opportunity, his chance to dance and show the world that he could’ve played at Brighton, he should’ve been given a chance to play.”
PROFESSIONALISM AND COMMITMENT PREVAILS
Believe it or not, disappointments of his level have easily seen some players go completely off the rails. Others grow disillusioned by drinking alcohol and missing training – but not Percy Tau.
Pitso Mosimane added to confirm that the former Mamelodi Sundowns attacker remained fully focused on the profession.
“It was so sad for Percy, it was sad for me also because this is what I brought him here,” the coach added.
“But he’s training, you know he’s a professional. He’s training very well and we’re hoping he can make at least the second game against Mamelodi Sundowns.
“We want him to help us to win the Champions League, so he’s coming, he’s coming my boy,” the man known as “Jingles” concluded.