SuperSport United midfielder Morto ahead of Kaizer Chiefs clash
Posted: 17 February 2015 Time: 10:58
SuperSport United midfielder Michael Morton feels Kaizer Chiefs pose less of a threat now than they did before the mid-season break.
Speaking ahead of United's game against the Amakhosi on Tuesday night, Morton said the elongated recess - to accommodate the African Cup of Nations - has levelled the playing field.
“Of course it will be tough, Chiefs have done very well, but I feel the break evened things out," said Morton.
“Games are coming in quick succession. Playing three games in a week isn't as tough on the body in mid-season as it is when you return from a break, the body has been taking a battering.
“We have also travelled quite a bit which is not ideal, but we have everything we need, the club is run very professionally.”
Morton adds that Matsatsantsa are confident of getting goals, although they are especially eager to register a clean sheet.
“We have been scoring a lot, but we are eager to keep another clean sheet,” added Morton, referring to the 1-0 win at Mpumalanga Black Aces on Saturday.
“We are confident we can score every game, but keeping it tight at the back is key.”
Chiefs won the reverse fixture 2-0 in August thanks to goals from Mandla Masango and Kingston Nkhatha, with the latter switching alliances last month.