Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Yusuf Maart heaps praise on new star recruit Edson Castillo whom he labels as a game-changer since his arrival at Naturena.
Maart said the Venezuelan midfielder has since made an immediate impact at Amakhosi and he is confident will do well going forward, reports iDiski Times.
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While it is understandable that the hard-working midfielder might be struggling to communicate in English, Maart says Castillo is capable of reading the game.
MAART ON WHY NEW CHIEFS STAR IS A GAME-CHANGER
As coach Molefi Ntseki and his troops now set their sights on bagging their third straight win over Royal AM in the DStv Premiership, Maart and Castillo will be key.
“It is difficult to communicate but he understands football, so he will see the movement out of everything [how we play] but we’re thankful to have him, he’s a great player, to play with him is great and it’s not making it easy for us at training,” Maart said per iDiski Times.
“All the midfielders, everyone is putting in the effort, working hard and yeah. Any midfielder who comes to any team helps raise the level, will always uplift us, puts the effort in, and basically all the midfielders during the season need to raise to that level.”
CHIEFS STAR PROMISES TO IMPROVE HIS GAME
Looking at his contribution this term, Maart is not content with his displays but promises to do more for Chiefs.
He has scored four goals, provided two assists out of 41 matches in Chiefs colours thus far, and wants to push himself.
“I think from my side, I need to work harder, push myself to work harder on and off the ball, to make the team play wherever I can,” he added.
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“The second season is harder than the first, all the players who are here [longer] will be under more pressure because we need to win something at the end of the day.”
Coach Ntseki will lead Chiefs against Thwihli Thwahla whom they welcome at FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Soweto giants currently sit fifth on the log table with seven points from two wins, one draw plus two defeats.