Mamelodi Sundowns defender Tebogo Langerman has opened up about his enduring friendship with teammate Hlompho Kekana that started when the 2 met at former membership Supersport United a few decade in the past.
Langerman mentioned his captain at Sundowns is without doubt one of the few individuals on the planet he can flip to when he wants recommendation and their bond has grown stronger with the passage of time.
“I’ve my errors and he’s one one who will sit me down and recommendation me‚” mentioned the 32-year-old Langerman‚ who is without doubt one of the most adorned footballers within the PSL with 5 league titles.
“When I’ve performed one thing unsuitable he tells me straight and I worth his recommendation. If it means calling me out in entrance of my teammates‚ he does it and there aren’t any arduous emotions as a result of he has helped me loads. He’s all the time there after I want him.”
Langerman shares a room with Kekana when they’re in camp and he revealed that the custom began throughout their days at SuperSport United. And whereas he nonetheless has an excellent relationship with retired former teammates Shock Moriri and Teko Modise‚ it’s his ‘brother’ Kekana who stays at his aspect.
“I spend quite a lot of time along with Hlompho‚” he mentioned.
“Truly‚ since coach Pitso Mosimane arrived right here at Sundowns‚ I’ve been sharing a room with him in camp.
“Different gamers do change their room-mates once in a while however we don’t change as a result of he’s like my brother. I even have an excellent relationship with Shock Moriri and Teko Modise however as a result of they aren’t with the primary crew anymore‚ I’ve Hlompho.
“My friendship with him (Hlompho) began from our days at SuperSport once we performed there.”
The Sundowns followers typically give Langerman stick when his crosses from the left wing don’t get into the fitting areas however he understands their frustration.
“I perceive their disappointment typically after I don’t the fundamentals proper‚ even myself in my head after a nasty cross I do know that I ought to have performed higher‚” he mentioned.
“After a poor choice of execution‚ I all the time need to make it possible for the subsequent alternative I do higher and you will note them comfortable.
“I can say that the followers love me due to my dedication and if I don’t ship a top quality cross they turn into upset. They get upset as a result of they belief me and so they need me to do higher due to my expertise.
“To have the ability to ship an excellent cross‚ I take advantage of the within of my foot and if I need to spin it I make it possible for I am going across the ball. I additionally verify the angle to determine which method to make use of‚ nevertheless it wants focus and a lot of the instances it’s important to decide underneath immense strain from the opponent.
“I watch the best way Cristiano Ronaldo positions himself and shoots and I additionally used to observe Dani Alves. Domestically I used to observe Thabo Matlaba as a result of the best way he performed was excellent.”