Manyama On His New Teammates And Difficulties Of Being A Foreigner
Former Cape Town City midfielder, Lebogang Manyama says that he still needs to earn the trust of his teammates at his new club, Atiker Konyaspor.
The 27-year-old Bafana Bafana international completed his dream move to Europe in September, this year. After an impressive first season in the colours of the Mother City-based outfit, City.
Speaking to the South African Football Association’s official website, Manyama has admitted that it has been difficult adjusting to his new environment.
“When you are new at a place you have to learn how everybody operates and how the team operates. To be quite honest it has been a bit difficult because I am in a new environment and the players don’t have that much trust in me as I had at Cape Town City – but it’s understandable because they don’t know what I can do. This is also a challenge for me to show them what I am capable of, and it’s a matter of building confidence one day at a time, and as time goes on, things will get better,” the 27-year-old revealed on SAFA’s official website.
He then went on to reveal that it has been difficult being a foreigner in Turkey, but is happy to be facing the challenges to help him grow as a player.
“It’s very very difficult. I have never been a foreigner in my life but now I know how all the foreigners that come to South Africa feel. It’s a learning curve and you won’t grow if you don’t learn, you have to go through such situations, and to be quite honest, I am happy with facing whatever that comes,” he added.
He is now a foreigner until when he will come back to settle home which is South Africa.
Source : SL
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