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Rantie: I need to repay the faith

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
Date:Monday March 31 2014
Time: 11:21AM

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