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Thabang Monare believes victory more important that style of play

Posted: 31 August 2016 Time: 15:53

New Bidvest Wits star Thabang Monare tells that the most important thing in football is winning games and not the manner in which it is achieved.

The Clever Boys had a dream start to their 2016/2017 campaign last week when they got three points from Kaizer Chiefs and also knocked Orlando Pirates out of the MTN 8.

But this didn't stop the critics from accusing Gavin Hunt's side of playing a boring direct style of play that employs long balls.

"I believe that every team has players that suits any kind, any style of play that the coach requires them to play," said Monare.

Monare, who won a man of the match when Wits beat Orlando Pirates in the MTN 8 quarter-finals, says a result driven football style is important as people only remember winners.

"I really think honestly what matters the most is the results, at the end of the day they won't write (in history books) how you won the game," said the 26-year-old.

"It's just a matter of getting performance for winning whatever trophies. I really think people have their own opinions, and we have our own way of approaching the game. We can't be shaken by people saying that you know, it's just their own opinion."    

The former Jomo Cosmos player also said although he is looking forward to getting his hands on a first piece of silverware by winning the MTN 8, he is very much aware that they first have to overcome the stubborn Cape Town City.

"Last time I got some medal was in the Nedbank Cup where we were runners up, I was still playing for Tuks. I mean it's very important to take it one game at a time, I think I'll start worrying about the winners' medal when we get to the final, for now the focus is on Cape Town City. Sundowns and Chippa are both good teams so any would be a great test," Monare concluded.

Article by: Sipho Mlotha
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