Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has described Percy Tau as a “monster” and saying the striker is best player he has ever coached.
Playing in the Uefa Champions League with Brugge has seen the 25-year-old’s stock rise further.
He was substituted in injury time when Club Brugge claimed a 2-2 draw with Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday.
“The boy is a monster‚ I have never coached a player like that‚” Mosimane was quoted as saying by TimesLive.
“I thought Keagan Dolly was a monster but Percy is a monster. These boys put their heads down‚ put a shift every match and they are disciplined. They are not the types who miss training sessions and all that.
“You know that when you start missing training sessions and you are drinking at Sundowns we take you out. We don’t have time for people like that.”
Tau now switches attention to the national team and is expected to lead South Africa’s attack when they face Mali in the Nelson Mandela Challenge on October 13.