Erasmus raring to go ahead of new season

Mamelodi Sundowns striker Kermit Erasmus is excited for the new DStv Premiership campaign and says he is mentally refreshed after spending time in Europe during the off-season with his family.

Erasmus will enter a second season at Sundowns following his move from Cape Town City ahead of 2020-21, and hope to improve on what was a modest goals return in the end with three in 17 league appearances.

“It’s always good to be hungry as an individual, but not only for myself but also for the team as well as for us to win things and to contribute again. We want to try to build on last season and to try to add more to the cabinet in terms of silverware,” Erasmus told his club’s website.

“I’m excited and I can’t wait, it’s been a good start to pre-season and we are all looking forward to [the new season].

“It’s important to take a break and recharge, sometimes the season takes a toll on you with all preparations and all the travelling week in week out. It’s always good to relax your mind from the game and spend time with your family.

“Some of us had a few niggling injuries to take care of so it was a good time for us to get that break and take care of those things that could help us play the season without it being halted for us.

“I went to Holland to see my kids and spend time with them. We got to go to Disneyland and they showed me all the things they like to see. It was a great experience for me being able to see them after such a long time.

“I’m happy, my mind is refreshed, mentally I’m good and physically I’m working on trying to get back to that level again and trying to be better than I was last season.”