Spitting truths or deflecting? — Hugo Broos’ comments on the PSL gets tongues wagging
Bafana Bafana boss Hugo Broos got tongues wagging this week when he claimed the level of the PSL is not high enough to guarantee success on the international stage.
Bafana Bafana have struggled for years and the coach dissected the state of SA football on Monday.
“Now is the time to face the real problem and the real problem of SA is that we don’t have high quality players,” Broos said.
“We don’t have players like those of our last three opponents in Ghana, France and Morocco.
“If you look at Ghana, 90% of their [national team] players are based in Europe. When it comes to France I don’t even have to explain because their players play for big European teams.
“We can look at the fantastic race that Mamelodi Sundowns and Orlando Pirates did on the continent but Sundowns lost in the quarterfinal stage of the Champions League and Pirates lost in the final of the Confederation Cup.
“Two Moroccan teams in Wydad and RS Berkane won those competitions and in the Moroccan team there was no player from those teams in the national team except the goalkeeper. Let’s face it, the problem of SA is that the level of the PSL is not high enough.”
Footballer Kermit Erasmus also caused a stir with his comments about the coach.
“Why do we have a coach who doesn’t believe in our talent and league? Sorry for thinking out loud”
Soon social media was flooded with reactions as both Broos and Erasmus made the Twitter trends list.
Here is a look at some reactions:
I understand South African players might feel let down or taken aback by Hugo Broos’ stern words today but serious self introspection is needed. Our best players yo-yo to and from Europe, while many - if not most - are inconsistent in the PSL and in the national team.— Chad Kelly-Klate (@CKlatey) June 14, 2022
Since I'm forced to speak Hugo Broos:— A Dog That Bites (@SkepeMatsebane) June 14, 2022
1. What major improvement(s) has Hugo Broos made to Bafana since he joined?
2. Which player has Broos improved since he came here?
3. What element of Bafana's playing style has improved?
4. What is Hugo's first 18 that has been regular? pic.twitter.com/frwm9YUBL1
But Hugo is telling the truth about the psl. Also current group of players aren’t good enough to actually achieve something. Development side we ain’t producing. How many players who played PSL went abroad? Many don’t even last 3 years playing in Europe— G.S Maku (@gopolang6) June 14, 2022
Kermit is frustrated forgetting he made promises of 30 goals,football is about performances worse at international stage .— Rea®️ (@iAmMofolo) June 14, 2022
I will go against that. Ngl, the Bafana Bafana 2011-2019 was bad. So now we need a different approach— Gosiame (@gosiie_70) June 14, 2022
If the standard is poor then it's poor. The first step to fixing issues is admitting that indeed you have issues.— Yaya Ndah🤭❤️🏴☠️☠️ (@mtshiyo_yamkela) June 14, 2022
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