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Rantie: I need to repay the faith

AFC Bournemouth record signing Tokelo Rantie is determined to repay the faith shown in him by the Cherries and the supporters.

The Cherries signed then 22 year old forward Tokelo Rantie from Swedish Allsvenskan side Malmo FF for a club record transfer fee.

The official fee was undisclosed but reports suggested that the deal could rise to around 2.6million.

The South African international signed a four year deal to make the move to Dean Court, with the Cherries beating Scottish champions Celtic and former UEFA Cup finalists Middlesbrough to his signature.

However despite being in great form for eventual Swedish champions Malmo, Rantie has struggled to settle into the Cherries first team squad, struggling with form and confidence.

27 appearances (13 starts) have brought just three goals, with Rantie squandering chances in front of goal.

On Tuesday night against Leeds United, Rantie missed two excellent one one opportunities to extend AFC Bournemouth's lead, but both chances were saved and Rantie is determined to repay the faith shown in him by the club.

Rantie told the Daily Echo...

"The pressure is there. Wherever you go, you need to impress people and for me, being at a new club, I always feel the need to do well.

"I would say it all comes down to the fact I didn`t start well. I didn`t start scoring goals when I came here and it will always be in my mind until I start to score regularly...'

"...I feel like I am getting there. I have been creating chances and getting chances, the only thing left is for me to convert them...'

'...Sometimes I believe that the support I am getting from people is way too massive. I feel blessed and I am very grateful but it comes to a point where I need to repay that faith, simple as that...'


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Writer: DJ Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 31 2014

Time: 11:21AM

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Players should be judged on what they do on the pitch - words, faith etc etc don't score goals. Let's get real, your conversions of chances on goal has been woeful, fortunately we have Yann and Grabbs. Perhaps spend some time in L1 on loan next year to build confidence. Fraser and Harte had slow starts when they came but now they are stars - however I think you have been given plenty of time already.
RedFlash
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31/03/2014 11:47:00

It's all about confidence. The last opportunities he had to score were golden but he failed to deliver. I think we know his capability but he's having an awful season however getting rid of him would be stupid. Give him another season to let the hype build for it's self.
Will-AFCB
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31/03/2014 16:53:00

...& lets not forget Grabban in league 1 & the countless of easy chances he missed. Completely different player this season.
Will-AFCB
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31/03/2014 16:54:00

Grabban still misses plenty of easy chances, but he converts plenty too now, hopefully after a full pre-season we may see the same from TK
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01/04/2014 15:41:00

 

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