Tinkler talks winning addiction

Posted: 19 October 2017 Time: 16:15

SuperSport United coach Eric Tinkler says he wants his players to become addicted to winning like it's a drug.

SuperSport on Sunday will battle Club Africain in Tunisia for a place in the Confederation Cup final, having lifted the MTN8 Cup at Moses Mabhida Stadium last weekend.

Matsatsantsa also retained the Nedbank Cup under the tutelage of current Bafana Bafana boss Stuart Baxter in June this year.

“I have told my players that we need to become addicted to winning like it’s some drug. We have to want it all the time and we need to have that mentality,” Tinkler is quoted as saying on CAF's wesbite.

Tinkler previously guided Orlando Pirates to the final of the continental event in 2015 where the Soweto side lost to Tunisian giants Etoile du Sahel.

The former Bafana Bafana midfielder is determined to bring home the silverware this time, but is well aware his team face a test at Stade Olympique de Rades following their 1-1 draw in the first leg of the semi-finals in Tshwane.

“We are bracing ourselves for a big fight but I believe in my players’ abilities and they have shown that they can thrive when put under pressure. Such competitions are where you judge yourself against the best and we need to step up. This is a trophy that I want to win as a coach and I almost did it with Pirates.”

Holders TP Mazembe of DR Congo are preparing for a tricky trip to Rabat on Saturday to tackle 2010 winners FUS Rabat of Morocco. Mazembe won their first last-four duel 1-0.

Article by: Staff Reporter

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