Kermit Erasmus is dreaming of a big season at his new club Mamelodi Sundowns following his debut over the weekend when he came on as a substitute in the MTN8 quarterfinals encounter against Bloemfontein Celtic.
The Port Elizabeth-born striker penned a three-year deal with the Brazilians after a sensational 2019/20 campaign in the colours of Cape Town City.
The Bafana Bafana international told the Sundowns website about his goals and targets on the field of play this season.
“It has been great, and I am enjoying the vibe amongst the squad, everyone is free-spirited and that is how I am,” he said.
“I know most players from the national team and from other previous teams and that makes it easier to get along. I am very excited and happy to be here.”
Erasmus, who is one of the most consistent players in South Africa’s top-flight, scored 14 goals and provided two assists during his time with the Citizens last term.
“For me personally [goal], it’s to stay injury-free. That is the most important thing to me, if I can do that then I am sure we can achieve a lot as a team,” added the 30-year-old striker.
“I also came here to win trophies, you know, compete with the best teams on the continent. I also want to break the record of being the top goal scorer by trying to score 30 goals.
“A lot of people might think I am in over my head but with the players around me here, it is possible. When I look at the quality of players that are around me, the likes of KK [Hlompho Kekana], [Andile] Jali, Mshishi [Themba Zwane], George [Maluleka], [Gastón], Sirino, I believe that the goal of twenty to thirty goals is achievable, and if I can stay injury-free, then why not?”, concluded Erasmus.
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