Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Lebohang Mokoena says they are not under pressure
Posted: 13 January 2011 Time: 3:45 pm
Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder Lebohang Mokoena says the Brazilians are not under pressure despite losing two matches on the trot.
Sundowns suffered a 2-3 loss to Amazulu followed up by another defeat, a 0-1 loss to title contenders Kaizer Chiefs, but Mokoena is adamant that it hasn't dampened the spirit in camp as Sundowns prepare for Maritzburg United, set for the Lucas Moripe stadium on Saturday evening. Mokoena says: "We need to pick ourselves up, but I don't think the two losses are a major setback. We are still well aware of what we are aiming for as a team and I know we can bounce back. It is up to us as Sundowns players to stay on top and I have no reason to believe we can't do it," he says. The 24-year-old further says Sundowns aren't under pressure despite the fact that Kaizer Chiefs have cut down their lead to one point. Orlando Pirates and Ajax Cape Town, too, aren't far off in the chase for league glory, but Mokoena believes it is still very much in Sundowns' hands. "We don't feel the pressure at all and such things (losing) do happen so it is about having the character to fight back from all this and keep our position at the top. "All we need is to get the points and we don't care what happens with the other teams," Mokoena concludes.