He might display a supreme technical ability in front of goal, but SuperSport United marksman Bradley Grobler understands that age is no longer on his side.
Since the PSL season got underway, the 30-year-old forward is the talk of the town. He has been transformed into a goal machine by Kaitano Tembo.
Recently, he tormented Kaizer Chiefs as he scored three goals in a two-legged MTN8 semi-final. He popped up with the brace in the first leg and notched up a winner last weekend.
The energetic forward who will be chasing his eighth Bafana cap on Saturday stated that he is praying not to get injured because he still has a lot to offer the national team.
“Although it is not late, I can still do wonders for the national team. Shabba (Siphiwe Tshabalala) is a perfect example. Nobody thought at his age he could move to Europe. I still have a lot to offer,” Grobler told the media.
On Wednesday, the Johannesburg-born forward continued his scoring form as Bafana Bafana defeated AmaZulu FC 2-0 in a practice match for Africa Cup of Nation (Afcon) qualifier against Libya.
With reference to The Mediterranean Knights boss Adel Amrouche, who was quoted as saying South Africa have great defence and midfielders but not sharp strikers, Grobler protected his side.
”He is correct by saying we have great defenders and midfielders as well, but at the same time we have greater strikers. For us, is to prove him wrong, we should interpret this as motivation,” he said.
Grobler disclosed that he always relishes the opportunity of working with Stuart Baxter.
“What has worked for me so far, it is that I have managed to scored goals in the first few games. Every striker would tell, once you get a first goal, your confidence becomes higher. If it wasn’t for injuries, I would be somewhere, but I am happy because now I can feel my body,” he explained.
Meanwhile, Grobler said, so far he is delightful for what he has achieved in football.
“I have grown, I’m blessed to work with great coaches and played with genius players and I still have a lot to put on the table," he concluded.