Peter de Villiers has defended his decision to select Ricky Januarie by saying he didn’t need to listen to people’s opinions.
JJ Harmse reports for sport24.co.za:
In response to a question about the form of Januarie, the Springbok substitute scrumhalf who was booed in Durban after a knock-on, De Villiers said: “He made one mistake on Saturday, but so did other players.”
“I’m just giving him a chance, maybe tomorrow he plays a brilliant match and then there is suddenly nothing wrong with his form,” De Villiers said.
He also explained why he (De Villiers) didn’t pay attention to public opinion. “I like doing my own thing and I don’t care what other people think. Their opinion is just that, an opinion. I can’t listen to 43 million people’ opinions because then I won’t know where I am.”
De Villiers thinks the Bok victory is not being appreciated enough. “The one thing that people appear to forget, is the result. We won the Test. We waited 12 years to win this match and we did it.”
“We are very, very, very satisfied with it. We never said we were going to beat them by a lot of points, we will win with one point and be satisfied.”Tweet