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Van Heerden eyes top half finish

AmaZulu defender Mark van Heerden eyes strong 2013

Posted: 22 December 2012 Time: 12:11 pm

AmaZulu defender-cum-midfielder Marc van Heerden says they will have to dig deep in the new year to move off the bottom of the standings and is confident they could even finish ‘somewhere near the top half’. 

Going into the eight-week break, Usuthu are at the base of the log – a position that they occupied on the opening day after being hammered by Kaizer Chiefs – but Van Heerden believes just as much as it is disappointing to be in the relegation zone, he is confident they will rise up.

“It is actually very disappointing that we are at the bottom because nobody likes being in the position that we are in right now,” he tells KickOff.com.

“Our situation is basically that we have been at the bottom because we haven’t been fortunate enough to get points from a lot of games from which we deserved something from.

“However, we will be digging deep to get ourselves out of this in the new year and we know very well that we will have to step up. It is actually tough and depressing to be at the bottom with each passing week, but this is the time when you need to have to be strong mentally.

“Going into matches sitting at the bottom and then conceding goals almost every week is difficult especially for the younger guys and can be demoralising at times. However, we are positive that we will be out of the drop zone just a few games into the second round because we have a good squad.

“Right now we have to concentrate on getting out of the drop zone first before thinking of anything else. We obviously hopeful of even getting somewhere near the top half because we still have a chance,” he says.

The 24-year-old adds that he will be using the festive season break to spend time with family in Johannesburg before moving down to Cape Town to be with his fiancée

Article by: Lovemore Moyo

Previous comments on this story...

La_BUCANERO
posted: 12:36 pm
Do urself a favour n cut ur ties with that club!!!
Prof_Makaveli
posted: 01:11 pm
Amazulu is extremely weak dis nd doesn't even deserve a single point in the PSL, it shud b playing in the NFD, weak teams are busy giving Amazulu points instead of hammering them jst lyk Amakhosi has done this season...
metro
posted: 02:43 pm
I GUESS OTHER TEAMS WILL BE SITTING BACK AND WATCH WHEN THIS HAPPENS.
hazierocks
posted: 07:00 pm
I wish Chiefs could sign him. Quality player! We could use him in the middle
TREBLE CHAMP KING
posted: 02:11 am
Something is happening between Sokhela n Motaung, I wonder who is Senzo or Jason.
todzilicious
posted: 07:25 am
Atleast u r guaranteed a single point frm ur cousins pirates,thanks to kapini we hammered u 6 points nd 8 goals.parker 5 frm dis team
Mthinayi (Bugs Killer)
posted: 07:28 am
Amazulu will win against Amakakania in their second round match.

And those Rats mouths and tails will be cut, and saying of Amazulu is the weak team will be finished
Majasana
posted: 01:05 am
Mr van Heerdan you are the best leftback in the country but the problem is you are playing a lossing team and no matter what it is going to be relegated acompanied by Chippa and by next you must play another team if you still want to playing in the psl, Thinking of top half is sign of smoking wonga.com
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