TS Galaxy midfielder Ethan Brooks has been the centre of attention of late due to his eye-catching performances at club level and the international stage for Bafana Bafana.
And the 20-year-old has credited Bafana coach Hugo Broos for his brilliant displays in Bafana colours, stating that the Belgian mentor has given him the freedom to play his game.
“He (Bafana coach Broos) made it very easy for me. He said I must go and play like I always do at my club. He insisted that I must play with confidence, and anything will come well,” said Brooks.
“The coach gave me the belief to go out there and have faith in my abilities and perform against those big guys (versus Ghana). I was confident. I want to thank the coach for believing in me.”
The 1-0 win over Ghana on Monday night at FNB Stadium saw Bafana move to the summit of Group G of their World Cup qualifier.
“It does give us a lot of hope. Being on top of the log is good for us. It is not over though. We have to focus on Ethiopia now and hopefully, we can do what we did to Ghana there and maintain our place on top of the log,” added Brooks.
“Everyone worked together as a unit. We all put in the hard work. We worked for each other and the country.”
Brooks has received a lot of praise for his performances and the player is eager to improve his game. “I’m happy to have all those praises,” he said.
“I’m happy with those praises and comments but at the end of the day, I have to keep working hard so that those comments can keep on coming.”
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By FARPost Reporter