Vladimir Vermezovic says there's no pressure
Posted: 9 April 2010 Time: 7:57 am
Kaizer Chiefs coach Vladimir Vermezovic says he is under no pressure on him to win silverware even though he has yet to taste success in an official competition since arriving at the beginning of the season.
"What I do know is that winning a trophy is a mirror of my work, and being in the Telkom Cup Final is an opportunity to win a Cup; which we want to win but which I am not under any pressure to do.
"We are in good shape at the moment and I have no doubt that my players will do every thing right to win this game. They want this trophy, maybe more than I do," states Vermezovic.
The Serbian mentor adds that he doesn't see Amakhosi's League run as being disappointing.
"I don't know why people are talking about disappointments. The thing is simple, this year SuperSport and Sundowns did better than us in the League and for me it's not a disappointment to be third.
"When you look at our results and consider the way we started the League maybe we didn't deserve to be first. Next year we will see and it all depends on us.
"But like I say, a big club like Kaizer Chiefs needs all the trophies and expectations are always that we must win everything, Cups and the League title included.
"Some of our players don't have experience and without experience sometimes the confidence is not there. For us it is more important to create the opportunities and then the rest will take care of itself," says Vermezovic.
With his usual confidence the Serbian says he had been preparing against the final as far back as Saturday when Ajax confirmed their place to the final; that was two days before Amakhosi had overcome the hurdle of Orlando Pirates.
"I started preparing for the final on Saturday. People don't believe it when I say that every game is important and even every training session is important to me," he adds.
Meanwhile, Chiefs midfield marvel David Mathebula says they have to stop Ajax from making the history of by winning the Telkom KnockOut Cup twice in succession.
The Urban Warriors beat Orlando Pirates in last year's Final.
"Ajax is a very good team technically so we have to be disciplined to win this one. We have to be up to the challenge in all departments to get the better of them.
"It will also not be nice to go through our 40th year anniversary without winning a trophy. We have to do this for the club and our fans," says Mathebula who converted a penalty in the shoot-out win over Bucs on Easter Monday.