“When you’re on the bench you know there’s something you’re not doing right. Being on the bench makes you question yourself. It makes you think about what you were doing right before and what you’re not doing right now,” Parker said at a Nike event this week.
He scored twice in as many matches against Polokwane City and Golden Arrows, and his return was part of conversations he had with Komphela on his game.
“You need to have conversations with the coach to find out where you can improve, that’s what I did,” Parker said.
The 30-year-old says he motivated himself after losing his place Zimbabwean attacker Michelle Katsvairo.
“I kept motivating myself and pushing myself, and when my chance came I made sure things went my way. I still keep my focus and stay motivated. In this game there’s no room for negativity,” Parker said.
Parker hopes to score many goals for Chiefs in the second half of the season which gets underway on Tuesday.
“I can’t tell how many I’ll score, that depends on the game time I get, but I believe in myself and the goals will come."
“This boot is very light, much lighter than the ones before. As strikers, we’re known for our quick reaction and being able to beat defenders. I think this will give me that edge,” Parker said.