JOHANNESBURG – Mamelodi Sundowns marksman Jeremy Brockie wants more success in the new season.
Last season was one of mixed emotions for the New Zealand striker who joined the Brazilians from SuperSport United in January.
Last season he propelled Matsatsantsa A Pitori to an MTN 8 triumph and contributed significantly to that glory with some of the important strikes. In his last days with SuperSport he was a colossal figure when the club reached the CAF Confederation Cup final, finishing as the competition’s top goal-scorer.
Brockie joined Sundowns in a multi-million rand transfer but didn’t enjoy the best of starts as he failed to find the back of the net for the club.
Speaking with Independent Media at Umhlanga Rocks on Friday where he was one of the guest speakers for a Laureus Sports event, Brockie expressed his desire to make a significant contribution to Sundowns' accomplishments.
“It was a very special moment to win the league. As a football player, the main trophy you want to win is the league title. I’m glad that I won it and hopefully we can go on again and win it back-to-back. I hope to have a bigger role on the field rather than from the squad play point of view,” he said.
The PSL's top goalscorer, Percy Tau was in red hot form and that made it difficult for Brockie to break into the starting 11.
“I’ve just been away on a holiday for a few weeks. We are going to camp next week and I will sit down in a nice corner with a pen and paper like I always do and write down my goals for the season. I haven’t thought too much about it but winning the golden boot will be on that list,” he said.
Brockie is adamant he will end his goal drought at Sundowns.
“Pre-season starts on Monday. Everyone will start on a level field and it is up to me to try and take that opportunity to make an impact at the club this year,” he added.
Brockie is targeting another successful campaign in the CAF adventure with Sundowns in the CAF Champions League next season.
“One of the reason why I moved to Sundowns, was because I wanted to be part of a successful Champions League campaign after I watched them being successful a couple of years ago.”