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The 23-year-old Erasmus tells Goal that scoring goals becomes difficult for strikers playing for "big teams" and says Parker should be proud with the 10 goals that he scored

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By Ernest Makhaya

Orlando Pirates striker Kermit Erasmus has come out in defence of Bernard Parker, who has been criticized for winning the PSL's Golden Boot award after scoring 10 league goals this past season.

Parker finished as the league's best striker despite last finding the back of the net in February, and he ascended to the stage on Sunday to collect his accolade.

Erasmus, who scored two goals during Pirates' 3-1 win over Bidvest Wits this past weekend, said that the Bafana marksman should be proud of himself.
  
"He should be proud of (the 10 goals)," Erasmus told Goal. "It's tough playing for big teams. There's pressure and you've got to risk certain things on the field and do something to create the goals, which has been difficult for Chiefs this season," he said.

Erasmus highlighted that the majority of the strikers in the PSL normally set themselves a target of at least 10 goals per season, and he believes that Parker did brilliantly well to reach that mark.

The former SuperSport United forward, Erasmus, finished the season with seven goals in all competitions in his first season with the Buccaneers.

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