Foster confident Burnley will turn the corner in EPL

Bafana Bafana striker Lyle Foster is confident that Burnley will switch things around and get back to winning ways in the English Premier League (EPL).

Foster scored Burnley’s first goal of the season since making their return to the English top-flight league. Currently, Forster has two goals under his name in three matches.

Despite the Clarets languishing at the bottom of the table, Foster says it is still early to press panic button.

“The EPL is a tough league,” Foster said during a media briefing at the Orlando Stadium on Monday ahead of Bafana’s friendly against the Democratic Republic of Congo.

“You can’t make too many mistakes, otherwise you will be punished.

“I’m enjoying myself and with the young team we have, we can only grow and learn more from this, especially the first three games which were tough.

“It’s a long season ahead, but I believe in this team. We are three games into the season, and we can’t be pressing panic buttons.

The former Orlando Pirates star singled out four former Premier Soccer League players that he looked up to during his stint with the Buccaneers.

“Overall, the role model and focal point was Benni [McCarthy],” he said.

“You know what he’s achieved in the Champions League and finishing second in the Golden Boot race in the Premier League with Blackburn [Rovers].

“Because of the things that he has achieved, he’s always been the guy I looked up to.

“But just like in South African football, I used to come to Orlando Stadium all the time, that time it was Kermit [Erasmus] and [Thamsanqa] Gabuza. Those were the two guys I fell in love with.


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