Kamsoba to take more relaxed approach


Melbourne Victory attacker Elvis Kamsoba hopes a more relaxed approach can boost his form even further as his rapid rise continues.

Kamsoba has impressed for Victory this season, making 11 Hyundai A-League appearances since joining the club in January.

While the 22-year-old has performed well, Kamsoba – who could make his AFC Champions League debut against Guangzhou Evergrande on Wednesday – feels he can still get better.

“I think I’ve been kind of happy in moments. I think something is not working,” he said.

“I’m putting myself under pressure trying to score and trying to create things for the team coming off the bench.

“I think I have to be more relaxed and be more composed in front of goals and I think things will work out well after that.”

Just a year ago, Kamsoba – who returned from a knee injury against Perth Glory in late March – was starring for Avondale in the NPL, but his rise since has been quick.

Now, he could line up against the likes of former Benfica attacker Talisca and ex-Barcelona and Tottenham midfielder Paulinho in a Group F clash at Tianhe Stadium.

“I’m feeling very excited to be able to be playing an ACL game – something that I didn’t expect,” Kamsoba said.

“Last year, sometime around this time I was playing for Avondale in the NPL in Victoria so to be able to be here right now is something I can’t really say how I feel.”

He added: “It’s something I didn’t think I’d ever do, coming from Africa in the refugee camps to be playing against some of the best players in the world is something I can’t imagine really.”

Victory has lost its opening two games in Group F ahead of the clash against the Chinese giant on Wednesday.

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