SuperSport United coach Eric Tinkler denies issues with Jeremy Brockie

SuperSport United coach Eric Tinkler denies issues with Jeremy Brockie
Eric Tinkler

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday Jan 17, 2018. 11:30

After losing his star striker to Mamelodi Sundowns, SuperSport United coach Eric Tinkler says he had no issues with Jeremy Brockie.

Tinkler was reacting after the New Zealand international joined United’s cross-town rivals on a five-year deal on Monday.

The former Bafana Bafana midfielder said as a coach he had to take decisions when it comes to player selection, but wished the best of luck to the man known as a ‘Sniper’.

Having netted 54 goals in 119 appearances for Amatsantsa A Pitori, he also helped the club to win the MTN8 Cup this season as well as reaching the CAF Confederation Cup final.

“Never. There were never any issues between him and I‚” Tinkler said to TimesLive.

“Obviously a footballer wants to play 90 minutes. But I’m the head coach. I make the decisions‚ whether the player likes it or not‚ on whether he continues or not.

“He might feel that he needed to play 90. But at the time I would feel that I needed to make that change.

“But he understood that. We never had any issues. And obviously he’s a player who’s done exceptionally well for the club.

“Right at the beginning of the season I spoke to him about the move taking place in December if we achieved our goals.

“And he has served the club very well in the time that he was here. And as a club we obviously wish him all the best now.

“This is probably his last opportunity to really cash in – he’s not a youngster anymore.”

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