In a PSL fixture, Soweto giant clashed with Cape Town City, and Tso’s eyes were on the performance of one particular player. One such player is Pirates star Hotto, who’s found himself under the scrutiny of soccer analyst Tso Vilakazi. The match in question saw Hotto contributing to a crucial goal scored by Maswanganyi, but Tso Vilakazi’s observations have sparked a debate about the nature of that “pass”.
Tso Vilakazi didn’t mince words when he suggested that the pass leading to the goal could have been nothing more than a fortunate goal. According to him, Hotto’s pass appeared to lack precision and control, coming across as a fluke rather than a well-executed move. Tso’s point of contention is that the pass was too heavy, landing behind Lepasa. He even went as far as saying, “If Maswanganyi was not there, that pass was nothing.”
The scrutiny didn’t stop there. Tso Vilakazi went on to dissect Hotto’s overall approach to the game, questioning his obsession with passes between the goalkeeper and the defense. He urged Hotto to take a step back and analyze his game at home, suggesting that a consistent mistake is holding him back.
Hotto’s tendency to rush into plays without a second thought, especially when approaching the same line, drew Tso’s criticism. “Hotto gets to the same line and just hits the ball without looking and thinking,” Tso remarked. He even added a lighthearted touch by saying that if, he were to ask Hotto about the concept of a “D-line,” Hotto could struggle.
What seems to irk Tso Vilakazi the most is Hotto’s failure to vary his approach. The soccer analyst believes that Hotto’s style lacks the strategic element of thinking ahead, be it by putting the ball on the D-line, executing a cutback, or delivering a cross pass.
However, Tso Vilakazi’s critique isn’t all negative. He acknowledges that if Hotto can address these issues and diversify his style, Pirates could see significant improvements on the field. A more calculated approach, one that involves conscious decision-making and well-executed moves, could potentially make a world of difference.
The critique offered by soccer analyst Tso Vilakazi sheds light on an aspect of the game that often goes unnoticed in the heat of the moment. Hotto’s pass that led to a goal might have seemed like a stroke of brilliance, but Tso’s analysis raises the question of whether it was a calculated move or simply a lucky break.