Mamelodi Sundowns’ successful streak makes it simple for Kaizer Chiefs to know what they’re able to, in line with defender Sifiso Hlanti.
Sundowns are on an 11-game win streak and now sit 14 factors clear on the high of the DStv Premiership standings.
The Chiefs are the subsequent staff trying to halt the Sundowns’ lethal run to their twelfth DStv Premiership championship title – and sixth straight.
The 2 groups meet on the FNB Stadium at 8pm on Saturday evening in what is anticipated to be an thrilling sport.
“Earlier than we transfer on, we should give credit score to Sundowns,” Hlanti stated this week. “They performed 11 video games with out dropping, which is an efficient factor.
“It makes us understand what they’re able to. However we do not put any stress on ourselves. The duty that we’ve got wants psychological power, that is what we’re engaged on.
“We’re united, we’re a staff and we’re totally ready,” added the previous bidding vest jokes and defender of AmaZulu FC.
The Chiefs go into the match nonetheless shaken from a devastating 4-0 loss to AmaZulu final weekend. Hlanti believes they should utterly neglect about this sport.
“Everyone knows that I used to be suspended within the final sport. The outcomes weren’t favorable both, and that was painful for everybody.
“However that is over now. It is gone and there is no level in speaking about it as a result of that is the soccer sport and a few issues occur for a cause.
“We at all times play to win, however generally issues do not go the best way you need them to. It was a type of issues,” Hlanti added.
Within the first spherical, Sundowns humiliated Amakhosi 4-0 however Hlanti says they will not be enthusiastic about or avenging that consequence forward of Saturday’s sport.
“No. I will not say it is a grudge sport as a result of each sport we play is aggressive, particularly for us at Kaizer Chiefs.
“It is extra of a problem the place we’ve got to be united and do our greatest whereas respecting the sport. It will not be simple, however we’re effectively ready.”
The Chiefs have misplaced back-to-back, one thing Hlanti feels is critical however is aware of it takes psychological toughness to realize.
“Shedding two video games in a row is rarely a fantastic feeling as a result of we all know what our job as gamers is.
“I feel as older gamers we’ve got a job to play in bringing again the sensation and ambiance within the staff.
“On the finish of the day, it is not the top of the world. We all know very effectively that we’ve got to gather as many factors as doable.
“However when issues do not go the best way we wish, we’ve got to simply accept that and transfer on. Whereas it is not simple, we’ve got to stay collectively and be constructive,” the Chiefs man added.