Blom: I'm Not One Of The Talented Players In SA But...

Outgoing Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Njabulo Blom.
Outgoing Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Njabulo Blom.

Former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Njabulo Blom has opened up about his ambitions in America and his feelings about leaving the club. 

After months of speculation regarding his future, Blom was eventually sold to Major League Soccer outfit St Louis City SC in December, where he will link up with South African coach for the side Bradley Carnell. 

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Questions were raised on why the Amakhosi development product went to a league that seems to be a retirement place for most superstars from the big European leagues, instead of going directly to Europe. 

However, 'Stoppa' says he sees the opportunity to play in the MLS as a window to market himself better to the big guns in Europe. 

"I think as a person every time you move the next chapter or a new club you're looking forward to that growth. As a young player I feel like I have the opportunity to go play in the big leagues," Blom said in an interview on Metro FM Sports. 

"I will use the MSL and the team as a stepping stone to go to Europe, to play in one of the big leagues." 

The St. Louis defensive midfielder also gave a background on what earned him a move to America. 

He says he's not one of the talented players in the country but hard work is reason for where he is today. 

"I think to be quite honest, I'm not one of the talented players in South Africa but I'm a very hard-working player and I believe as a player you have to understand yourself," he continued to open up. 

"You have to know your your strengths and weaknesses. So me as a player I know my strengths and weaknesses, so I capitalized on that most of the time. I'm one of the hard-working players. 

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"I was one of the hard-working players in the team and I made sure I was always giving my best whenever I get the chance," he said. 

The erstwhile Chiefs utility player went on to touch on his departure from the club and says although it was sad to leave, he had to grow, not only as a player but as a human being as well. 

'Stoppa' also explained that the decision to leave Amakhosi was influenced by looking after his future and family. 

"I was sad but as a human being we're destined for growth and I think me taking this opportunity going forward it will help me in future, it will help me with my family, you need to grow also as a human apart from football," he carried on. 

"So I think it was a decision I did not make alone but me and my family we sat down and spoke about it, we felt it was a good opportunity for me," he added.

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