Reneilwe Letsholonyane unperturbed by Mamelodi Sundowns' Absa Premiership lead
Posted: 13 December 2017 Time: 09:13
SuperSport United midfielder Reneilwe Letsholonyane has set his sights on collecting nine points before the Christmas break after a disappointing haul from recent games.
After coach Eric Tinkler set a target of collecting 14 points from a possible 18 following their CAF Confederation Cup final defeat to TP Mazembe last month, SuperSport have already dropped four in their three games thus far.
Having beaten Ajax Cape Town before back-to-back draws with Orlando Pirates and Cape Town City, Matsatsantsa will need to bag nine points from their remaining three games this year.
Letsholonyane admits that the two points claimed from a possible six in their last two games is disappointing, but remains confident of picking up three wins on the trot against Free State Stars, Baroka and Bloemfontein Celtic.
"We're obviously disappointed about the draws that we played. Against Pirates, we feel we should have won the game but we got one point," 'Yeye' tells KickOff.com.
"Against Cape Town City, again we got another point and that one was worse because we were playing them at our home.
"But those two points will be important for us in the long run, and we just need to try and work hard so that we now get the nine points left to play for this year."
Mamelodi Sundowns are currently leading the Absa Premiership standings with 22 points from 11 games, and also have three games in the space of the next seven days, as they look to open a possible seven-point gap at the top.
However, the 35-year-old veteran refuses to pay attention to their Tshwane rivals and stresses the importance of focusing on their own objectives and striving to represent the club to the best of their abilities.
"We're running our own race. We're just going to focus on each and every game, and whatever Sundowns are doing on their side is their challenge and they are doing their best to overcome that challenge," he adds.
"So it's not about any other challenge or any other club that we're competing with, it's about SuperSport United and how we contribute as players to where we want this journey to go.
"So we'll take each game as it comes, as players, because we know our responsibilities with the club, and it's not about any other person or club but it's about us and the success that we want."