Mamelodi Sundowns defender Motjeka Madisha believes they can bounce back
Posted: 27 October 2017 Time: 11:00
Mamelodi Sundowns defender Motjeka Madisha says there is no need to panic despite the club’s dip in form, but has called for the players to rediscover the hunger to win matches.
Sundowns head into the Telkom Knockout this weekend on the back of two straight defeats in the Absa Premiership, against Kaizer Chiefs and AmaZulu.
They've lost a total of three league matches, which is just two less than the five they suffered all of last season.
The only trophy Sundowns have won this year was the CAF Super Cup in February, so as the Telkom Knockout gets underway, supporters will be hoping their side can end the year on a high with a trophy in the cabinet.
Sundowns face Teboho Moloi's tricky Chippa United side in the last 16 at Sisa Dukashe Stadium on Sunday (15h30).
"This is the first season where I get to start [as a regular] with the first team and I don’t think it has been a great start. We have the capacity to do more than what’s required to do. But as you know playing football is not easy because you can’t always win. Now we are going through some tough times. When you are doing well, people will like you and when you are not doing well people will hate you for not doing well," Madisha tells KickOff.com.
"It’s still early, we can’t panic. Other teams have played more games than us in the league, so we still have a chance to come back and rectify things and move forward. This is a time where we need our supporters to be with us. We just have to believe that we can do things."
He admits that their hunger to win is not what it used to be and they need to get it back.
"From our side we are kind of lacking that hunger. We don’t have that hunger to win more and to strive for good things. That’s one thing I think we are lacking, but we are getting there. The coaches are supporting us and they are telling what to do and what not to do."