Tebogo Langerman eyes unbeaten run
Posted: 14 January 2016 Time: 20:34
Tebogo Langerman says Mamelodi Sundowns are looking to maintain their unbeaten run until the end of the season as they seek to wrestle the title away from Kaizer Chiefs and finish off with a treble of trophies.
The Brazilians have built some momentum, going 13 games unbeaten, and they are now within sight of the longest ever run without defeat across all competitions by a local club, which they hold themselves.
That unbeaten record is 19 games set during the 2006/07 season.
“We obviously want to keep this record intact and we are motivated that we have gone this long without defeat,” says Langerman in reference to that run of 11 wins and two draws.
“It does help us because we don’t want to lose a match. We went 13 games without losing so we want to keep that record and I hope that Saturday we can win and get three points instead of a point.
“We want all three points this weekend instead of one. Actually, we do want to protect it until the end of the season as our aim is to win all trophies available to play for.”
Next up for The Brazilians is University of Pretoria at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday evening (18h00).
AmaTuks are desperate for points as they seek to move away from the drop zone, while Sundowns need the points to keep their title chase breathing.
“It will obviously not be an easy game. Tuks will be tight at the back and both teams need points.
“For us it is the same approach because they are second from bottom and we are second from the top. So for both teams it will be a difficult match, but dangerous for us because they are fighting relegation.”
On his own personal form, Langerman says: “This season I am contributing a lot because I am even assisting with goals. I have matured as a player because even my decision making is now good and the work rate up there while we are also working as a team.”