Anthony Laffor: No need for Sundowns to be greedy against Zamalek
Posted: 15 October 2016 Time: 18:14
CAF Champions League hero Anthony Laffor said Mamelodi Sundowns don’t need to be greedy and are in a good position to finish off Zamalek in the second leg.
Laffor’s no-nonsense strike in the 31st minute got the blood pumping in Atteridgeville before Sundowns add two more, via Tebogo Langerman and an own-goal forced by Percy Tau.
With a 3-0 lead and having not conceded an away-goal, The Brazilians have given themselves a perfect cushion for the away leg in Alexandria on October 23.
“We told ourselves before we got to this stage we needed to score more goals and that’s what happened today,” Laffor said on SuperSport.
“The most important thing, I think we listened to what our coaches wanted us to do and I just want to say thanks to the guys today because we fought as a team and it’s not about the goals but how well we played, which is the most important thing.
“It’s not over yet, we need to keep our feet on the ground for our next game in Egypt but we are ahead of them in the competition. So we’ll see what happens in Egypt but to be frank with you it’s not going to be easy there and nobody tells us it’s going to be easy because we started this journey on a rocky road.
“So we just need to keep our feet on the ground, listen to what our big bosses want us to do and then when we go to Egypt, maybe we can capitalise on a mistake and get a goal from there, that will be good.
“But for now we are in a good position, we don’t need to be greedy, we just need to be humble.
“I just want to say thanks to the millions that supported us today, not only the guys who came to the stadium but people at home and all the people in yellow today who supported the team.
“I want to say thanks to all South Africans and to my family back home in Liberia, I know they watched this game today, thank you.”