MAMELODI Sundowns captain, Teko Modise said they will put the defeat by Kaizer Chiefs behind them as they enter the most fragile stage of the MTN8 campaign.
Sundowns will play Moroka Swallows in the second leg of the MTN8 semi-finals at the VW Dobsonville.
“It is a wake up call. Losing a midweek game before a big game like this requires us to be strong. It requires us to change our mindset and be positive about the next game. We can’t change what happened but hope it doesn’t happen again this weekend.”
“We had goal scoring opportunities in the first half but we never put them away,” Modise added.
The first leg produced arguably one of the best matches of the new season – with six goals being scored.
“Conceding three goals at home was not a good thing for us but Swallows scored two quick goals and we needed to come back strongly. That is something we cannot afford to go through again because coming back into a game takes a whole lot of effort.” Says the Bafana Bafana international.
”We want to try score first and hopefully we can get a good result.”
The Tshwane giants haven’t won a trophy in about four years now and it is obvious that Johan Neeskens is under a lot of pressure to deliver something to the Downs faithful.
Modise added that the pressure was on not just on the coach’s shoulders but on the senior players too.
“We know the pressure that we have, and we know the pressure that the coach has.We also want to justify that and we don’t want to be part of those players that came to club and never did anything or delivered trophies for the club. “
“When we speak about it, we know what we are capable of. We hope that Sunday we can work extra hard and play to win the game irrespective of the score line.”-www.psl.co.za