Bafana Bafana striker Percy Tau has spoken ahead of Brighton and Hove Albion’s league game against Crystal Palace on Monday evening.
The 26-year-old has played just two English Premier League games this season. He made his first league start in a 1-0 loss against Manchester City and later made his second appearance as a second half substitute in an away victory against Leeds United at Elland Road.
For most of the games, the forward has been an unused substitute.
Brighton go into the game on a run of six league games without defeat. In recent weeks they have been able to defeat champions Liverpool and an inconsistent Tottenham Hotspur. They drew 0-0 against Aston Villa at home in their last league game.
Tau has also featured in three FA Cup games for the Foxes who exited the competition in the fifth round after a narrow defeat by Leicester City at King Power Stadium.
The Seagulls host a struggling Crystal Palace who will look to get back to winning ways after a 3-0 defeat to Burnley last time out.
Speaking to Brighton’s official website, the former Mamelodi Sundowns star said that everyone has told him how important the game against Palace is.
“I’ve heard about it. Even at the hotel I was told that we need to win that game,” he said.
He went on to explain that even fans spoke to him for the first time and emphasized that they expect nothing, but victory at Falmer Stadium.
“I’ve never heard them (the fans) speak to me before, but against Crystal Palace, they told me the message was clear.
“We need to win that game. I heard it’s a big game. For us, it’s a derby, but I think the team will be prepared for the game,” he concluded.
The game is scheduled for 22:00 (SA time).
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