Patrick Tignyemb, Lyle Lakay lament late Sundowns defeat
Posted: 9 February 2017 Time: 07:30
Bloemfontein Celtic goalkeeper Patrick Tignyemb was disappointed to concede a late goal after making a string of saves in their 1-0 loss to Mamelodi Sundowns.
Sundowns came out victorious after Themba Zwane sold a dummy to two defenders and finished brilliantly past Tignyemb in the 78th minute.
The Cameroonian shot-stopper had kept out several shots from Hlompho Kekana and Co. throughout the match but could do nothing about Zwane’s close-range finish.
He said on SuperSport TV that he was especially prepared for the occasion, but was disappointed his side could not finish the job positively.
“Of course [I had a lot of work to do], because when you play against a big team like Sundowns as a keeper you have to prepare yourself. So I knew that and I was mentally prepared,” he said.
“The defence was under a lot of pressure and we conceded, I can say, a stupid goal, but for the main part we contained Sundowns until almost the end of the game, you have to do it. I’m personally part of them [the defence] and we just have to keep working hard for the next game.
“[Only one win at Dr Molemela Stadium] it’s not good, we must keep working hard and hope that everything is going to be okay. It’s football, everything can happen, so we are positive and just working hard and we hope everything will be fine before the end.”
Attacking midfielder Lyle Lakay felt Celtic should have beaten Sundowns but is already looking forward to his side’s next match in Durban on Saturday against Golden Arrows.
“We are disappointed. If you watched the game, I think we had more chances than what they had, clear-cut chances you know, so I think we should have won,” Lakay said.
“But we have to forget about tonight and focus on Saturday, we’ve got another game.”