Claasen: I lead by actions

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Maritzburg United central midfielder Daylon Claasen is aware of the pressure of coming from overseas to play in the PSL again.

The 31-year-old player has been an integral part of Maritzburg United and he believes he has a role to play in helping young players to adjust to the PSL conditions.

He revealed to FARPost that he has been helping new and young players on how to improve their game and stay focused.

“As an experienced player I always try to lead by example instead of shouting and telling people what to do, I try to do it myself and have a conversation with people,” he said.

“Like when people play in the same position as me or if I see something is wrong I won’t shout, I try to lead by my actions, not by words.

“At training I always try to give my best and lead by example instead of talking,” said Claasen.

The Klerksdorp-born player does not believe his move to Maritzburg United was a downgrade looking at how the club has competed in the past few seasons.

“You know now in South Africa I don’t think there is a such thing as a small team, because there are teams you’d think they will be at the bottom but they go on to be second and third.

“Golden Arrows for instance they did so well, Baroka also, at the start of the season they are always on top.

“I mean Maritzburg, last season we were in the top eight, this past season we found ourselves fighting at the bottom. Maritzburg United is very good team and I don’t see it as a bad move in my career.”

By Wonga Sirayi

FARPost’s KZN Reporter

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