It will be no exaggeration to say that Bloemfontein Celtic’s Lantshene Phalane has an educated left foot that always leaves supporters and soccer analysts’ tongues wagging.
The Zebediela-born player spoke to Siwelele Media about his commitment towards helping the team survive the chop and also shared his appreciation for the support shown by the fans. The player also spoke about his ultimate goal, to play for the National Team.
“Before talking about anything else, let me applaud our supporters for such a spectacular sprit of support. Singing for the entire game with such astonishing determination and encouraging us to win, gave most of us goose bumps.” reflected Phalane on last week’s game against Cape Town City.
Phalane believes on team work especially when it comes to scoring goal and also agrees that the road towards the end of the season will be thorny. “Everyone wants to survive the chop and winning games must be our priority. We can do it, judging by the high spirit reigning in the team! Scoring goals is everyone’s responsibility and if we all believe in each other like it has been the case, we will reach the top-eight position.”
The evidently excited central-midfield player thinks Celtic has the chance to even win the Nedbank cup. “I believe in my teammates, management and supporters and if we remain bonded in fighting for the same goal, that of escaping relegation and winning the cup for the supporters we will realise our goals. My main ambition is to play for the national team (Bafana Bafana) hence the commitment but honestly speaking, Celtic is for now my main focus, we must do well first and the rest will follow,” Concluded Phalane