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TAU: I CHOSE THE RIGHT ROUTE

4 November 2018

Union St Gilloise
Percy Tau is enjoying his first taste of European football for Union St Gilloise.

Brighton & Hove Albion striker Percy Tau believes his decision to move to Union St Gilloise on a season-long loan from the Seagulls was the right one.

The South African forward has four goals and five assists across all competitions for the Belgian First Division side so far this term, and he’s relishing the challenges European football has posed.

He said, “I feel I’ve improved a lot – it’s different but I expected that, and I knew there would be a difference in my game too.

“I have taken a good step by choosing this route and I’ve already made some great memories. 

“I’ve loved it – it’s been very challenging and competitive. We’ve won a lot of games and I have a great team around me that are helping me to produce my best.

“We are still pushing to go top of the table too, so it’s so far so good.”

The move is Tau’s first outside of South Africa, and he insisted that despite both his and the side’s good fortunes this term, he still feels as though he has a lot more developing to do on the field. 

I’m still learning, and it is still new to me – it’s a lot different to what I’m used to but it’s getting better all the time. 

“I still have only played seven games but it’s a great challenge – it’s really educational and I’ve learned so much from the coach.

“Everything is a learning process for me and I’m so happy with my situation and I think I’m adapting well.”

Victory over Lommel United this afternoon would make it ten unbeaten for Luka Elsner’s men, and would also see Union occupy top spot ahead of league leaders Mechelen making the trip to Westerlo this evening. 

The striker put the current run of form down to the spirit within the squad and highlighted the confidence that the sequence of matches has given the side. 

“We’re nine matches unbeaten and that’s because of the unity that’s in the team and with the fans in the stands.

“It goes from the manager and the staff – everyone gives their best to help the team and that’s what’s kept us going on this run.

“We’re playing well and we’re all confident at the moment, I think we’ll have the motivation to go to the top of the table if we keep performing like we are – that will benefit the spirit and there’s so much to play for.

“We know how good we can be and the team spirit is great at the moment.”


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