- Percy Tau had an impressive debut for Brighton & Hove Albion in their Premier League match against Manchester City
- Brighton may have lost but manager Graham Potter still had some words of encouragement about Tau
- Potter explained that Tau was on the defensive and displayed flashes of his skills but not his full ability as a forward
South African football star Percy Tau had his official debut for Brighton & Hove Albion in a Premier League match against Manchester City on Wednesday, 13 January. The forward reportedly displayed flashes of his skills.
City came out on top after Phil Foden scored in the 44th minute securing a narrow defeat over Brighton. However, Brighton's manager Graham Potter had some positive words about Tau but admitted that being on constant defence made it difficult for Tau to display his full attacking ability.
Brighton is currently 17th on the EPL log with 14 points.
TimesLive reported that Potter said there were glimpses of Tau's ability during his debut, adding that the 26-year-old would get better the longer he works with Brighton. KickOff reported that Tau spoke positively of his experience, stating that it was only a matter of time before Brighton raked in their wins.
Tau has been making Mzansi proud since his recall to Brighton from Anderlecht. Briefly.co.za reported that the former Mamelodi Sundowns star took to Twitter to share a heartfelt post with Anderlecht after he was recalled.
Briefly.co.za also reported that Tau's dream of playing for the English Premier League club became a reality thanks to Brexit. The UK's exit from the European Union (Brexit) seemed to have allowed the UK laws to disregard the International Federation of Association Football's (FIFA) rankings.
Before this, Tau struggled to get a work permit as Bafana Bafana was outside the top 50 in the FIFA rankings
Now Tau's problems include issues such as adjusting to Premier League soccer. The forward spoke out about the game he had against City and said that he still needs to get used to the league.
He also said that he still needs some time to get used to his teammates at Brighton so that his time there can be a success.
"I need to adjust to the team and the league. With time I will get better as I understand the way the coach wants me to play more," he said.
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