Highlanders FC coach, Hendrik Pieter de Jongh, has said that he believes that the country has football players of good quality who could do wonders if they had the right mindset. He said:
Talent alone is not enough, you need discipline and the right attitude and mentality. Right now Christiano Ronaldo has been at the top level for fifteen years because he has the right mentality, attitude and good training.
After training with the squad, he stays behind and trains on his own practising free kicks and corner kicks that is what makes the difference. We need to have our players doing the same. Players must be at the training early, fifteen minutes before the start of a session everyone must be ready to train.
de Jongh added that the whole team including the management needs to be disciplined. He added that the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League, which is very competitive, can be one of the best leagues in the continent.
The Dutch gaffer who signed a four-month performance-based contract with Highlanders FC last month has since won three and drew one of the team’s three matches he was in charge.
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