On the Telkom Knock­out win against Sun­downs

Soccer Laduma - - How we beat Downs -

Play­ing against a big and very good side like Sun­downs re­quires no mo­ti­va­tion be­cause it is mo­ti­va­tion in it­self to the play­ers. I am happy that we pro­gressed to the semi-fi­nals of the com­pe­ti­tion. The boys went all out on Satur­day. Our plan was to press them and not al­low them to play their nor­mal short pass­ing game. We knew that if we did that, we would be forc­ing them to play long aerial balls, which they did. We wanted that be­cause we knew that with long balls we have a chance be­cause when­ever a long ball is played, ei­ther it gets to be a 50/50 ball or at least there is a chance on fight­ing for it while the re­cip­i­ents is still try­ing to con­trol the ball. We did that, played a high press­ing game, which made Sun­downs com­mit a lot of er­rors. We cap­i­talised on that and here we are, in the semi-fi­nals.

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