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‘He makes me look good’- Sandi’s praise for Fyfe

Channel Seven speaks to Nat Fyfe. Nat Fyfe chats to seven to discuss his season so far.

In the lead up to Nat Fyfe’s 150th game when Fremantle plays Carlton at Etihad Stadium on Saturday, Aaron Sandilands has spoken about the importance of the Freo captain to the entire club.

Sandilands has rucked for 106 of Fyfe’s 149 games to date and is hopeful to return to the Fremantle lineup following two weeks out with concussion.

With Fyfe in the midfield, Sandilands feels he has an easy job when contesting the hitouts. 

“I’ve just got to put the ball within a 10 metre circle and he does the rest to make me look good,” Sandilands said. 

“Knowing that you’ve got the likes of Fyfey under your feet gives you a lot of confidence.”

“It’s his hardness around the ball. He can shrug off three or four tacklers at once.

“He can be so consistent for such a long period of time. He’s a very special player and we’re very fortunate to have him at the footy club.”

Sandilands said Fyfe’s contribution doesn’t end with his pure ability to win the football and dominate the contest.

“Nat drives the whole group and really brings guys into the game,” Sandilands said.

“He’s becoming a great leader. It’s the way he can will a side on when the chips are down and you know he’s going to dig in deep.

“He prepares like no other and it’s great to see him become a life member of the footy club.”

Despite Sandilands being nine-years older than Fyfe, the pair are two of the more senior members of Fremantle’s list.

Sandilands said Fyfe’s work behind the scenes is likely to set the club up in the coming years.

“The stuff he’s doing behind closed doors, teaching and mentoring and bringing the young guys on is so important,” Sandilands said.

“We are such a young side now and a lot of the young guys are learning form the best like Nat.”

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs