Sithole seeks City, Chiefs, Wits scalps
Posted: 5 December 2017 Time: 19:45
Platinum Stars defender Gift Sithole says the Premiership strugglers must win their final three games of the year against Polokwane City, Kaizer Chiefs and Bidvest Wits.
Dikwena find themselves in the relegation zone with just a single win from 12 games, hence Sithole's desire to end the year with a flurry.
“We want to win so badly. There are nine points to play for. We have to get them and move. Nine points will take us way up on the log. When we come back in January, we have to be in a better position. I believe in my team and I have confidence that we will move from where we are,” said Sithole.
The centre-back feels his side could turn more draws into victories if they played with more intelligence.
“It’s not good that we have had so many draws. The last game, we managed to score more than one goal but it was disappointing because we conceded and the match ended with a draw. Had we won that game, we wouldn’t be having the pressure that we have now.
“Whatever happens at training is what happens in matches. The coach tells us that something is going to happen and it happens the same way in a match but we fail to deal with it. Sometimes we have a lapse of concentration.
“We have to be smart sometimes. You can work hard but if you are not smart it’s a problem. The way we play, we don’t deserve to be where we are.”
Roger de Sa's outfit next face Rise and Shine at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday (19h30).
Sithole added: “Polokwane they play similar to us. The only thing we have to do is to be smart. If we score in the first half, I think we will win the game.”