De Sa's Warning About ‘Wounded’ Chiefs
Roger de Sa knows that Platinum Stars will need to be at their very best if they’re to beat a Kaizer Chiefs team that is wounded following their 3-0 thumping against Chippa United.
The Amakhosi were well beaten by the Chilli Boys over the weekend as they suffered their worst league defeat since 2009, while Dikwena got their first win since mid-December as they got three points against Polokwane City.
De Sa is aware of the fact that his side has not won back-to-back games for almost 12 months, but is eager to see them build on their confidence-boosting win and give themselves a shot at moving off the bottom of the Absa Premiership table.
The coach is quoted in a press release as saying, “I just hope we can learn from this win and put up another four good performances like the one on Saturday. It was a massive performance. I thought all 11 players were out there doing their jobs. Everybody played well. Whatever I asked of them, everybody contributed. It was fantastic to see that. It was a really gutsy performance. I am very happy in general. The performance was good, that’s where it started.”
When discussing their next opponents, De Sa thinks that they can put in another good performance at FNB Stadium, although is wary of the Glamour Boys – who will be looking to get back some pride.
He said, “We play Kaizer Chiefs away and that is going to be a very difficult task. It’s good for us that we won, but we are going to face a wounded Chiefs which is not going to be easy. I think Chiefs will roll their sleeves up and they are going to come out to fight. When Chiefs are good they are really good and we have probably got to be even better than we were against Polokwane City. Hopefully, we can put on another good performance.”
The two teams will lock horns at 20h15 on Saturday night.