Brockie cut a frustrated figure in Downs’ Absa Premiership-winning campaign last season, where he only contributed a single goal and was given somewhat of a cameo role by Mosimane.
“I have read a couple of articles in the media about how the coach felt about me last season. I have also read we have signed another attacking player already, so it makes life difficult, but I am a professional. Mike Makaab, my agent, is always keeping me up to date with anything that happens,” Brockie told Phakaaathi.
“I want to play football and I am at my happiest when I’m playing. I started playing professional football at a young age because it is what I love doing. That is my thoughts on everything at the moment and I guess what I need to do is sit down and talk with coach Pitso and see if I am in his plans for the season,” he added.
The New Zealand forward says he understood he would not walk straight into Mosimane’s line-up when he arrived at the club.
“There are a lot of factors and reasons why you are not playing. I have been around for a long time and I know how to motivate myself and keep myself in the right frame of mind,” he said.
“Playing for one of the top teams in the country, you have to be mentally strong because there are a lot of good players there and you know that when you get a chance and you don’t take it you are going to have to go back to the back of the line. That is what happened and I had to find other ways to keep myself sane,” he added.
“It was important to have a nice long break and it was important for most of the boys to have a long break after a long time – the Afcon has helped us to have a bit of a break and everyone has come to camp with big smiles and ready to fight again.”