SA U23 international winger Gift Links put in a Man of the Match performance on Monday night for AGF Aarhus as they defeated Brondby IF 3-1 in the Danish Superliga to move up to fourth place on the log standings.
Links scored the opening goal of the match in the 37th minute of the game before assisting the third 10 minutes from time to seal all three points for the hosts who have now officially become a top three team in Denmark after years of struggling to even make the top five.
The 22-year-old took time to speak to FARPost about his progress in the Scandinavian country. He applauded the team for playing as a unit on Monday. “It was obviously a good team performance, we’ve worked hard during the week at training and everyone is happy with the performance. We didn’t want to lose our third game in a row and we really stepped up against Brondby and everyone is happy again because the win takes us a bit up again to the top four in the league,” he said.
Before Monday’s encounter the attacker had played 7 league games without scoring a goal, but he opened his account in style with a sweet volley from a beautiful cross. He is pleased to have broken his duck.
“I’m obviously happy with my first goal in the Superliga. I’ve been working so hard so I knew that soon I’ll get it (the goal) because I’ve been getting chances you know, but the most important thing about the game was that we collected maximum points on Monday,” he continued.
Links has become a regular member of the starting XI under coach David Nielsen who has shown a lot of faith in him this season, something he says he will continue working hard for.
“Yeah for sure, I’ll just keep on working hard like I always do and I’ll push to get more goals and assists like I said before the start of the season” Links concluded.
Aarhus travel to Horsens on Sunday afternoon full of confidence after the victory on Monday and the former Cape Town City winger will be hoping to be in the starting line-up once again to continue where he left off. The Platinum Stars product has been in Europe for just over a year and it is pleasing that he has adapted so quickly.
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