And the same could be said for Kamau himself, with the winger incredibly blunt about his own performance last week even though he scored the game’s only two goals in the win against Brisbane Roar.
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Bruce Kamau starred for City against Brisbane Roar. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images
“To be honest I don’t think I played that well,” Kamau said.
“It’s just my personal opinion, watching the game back. We’ve got the computer in the club with our own individual clips and watching them back, or even just the memory of the game, that was my opinion.
“But obviously I managed to score twice which is good and that will obviously help to lift that confidence.
“But improving on my performances is something I’ll be focusing on for the next game.”
Kamau, scorer of just one goal in 26 games last season, has long said he needs to add more goals to his game in order to take it to the next level.
A brace in Round 1 is a good start, but there is no special reason, he said, as to why he was able to hit the scoresheet so heavily on Friday night.
Ross McCormack in action during his City debut. Picture: AAPSource:AAP
“It’s something I wanted to add to my game, it’s something I’ve been working on in pre-season and on the training ground, so hopefully that will pay off this year,” he said.
“I think it’s just practising. As with anything, the more you practice the better you get at it so you get that confidence and come game day you’re able to deliver.
“Obviously the two goals were good though and, like I said, is something I’ve been working on.
“So coming into the next game that’s something that gives me confidence.”
McCormack, on loan from Aston Villa until January as a replacement for injured striker Bruno Fornaroli, only arrived in Melbourne six days before City’s first game.
But thrust into a starting role, the Scottish star gave his side a focal point it had dearly lacked in pre-season and FFA Cup games since Fornaroli broke his ankle.
“Even in training he’s looked bright,” Kamau said.
“On the pitch he did well and, as you say, he’s only just arrived from overseas and is still getting a feel for the team and a feel for the league.
“I think he did well. I think he’s only going to get better as time goes on, so that’s a positive for us.”