Joel Masutha says Black Leopards are bringing the heat to Kaizer Chiefs
Posted: 7 November 2018 Time: 16:00
Black Leopards coach Joel Masutha says his team will "fight fire with fire" against Kaizer Chiefs at FNB Stadium tonight.
Last month Amakhosi needed a penalty shootout to beat Lidoda Duvha in the Telkom Knockout last-16, but Masutha notes that the Soweto giants were missing star players Leonardo Castro and Khama Billiat through injuries back then.
"We must fight, play our normal game. I think Chiefs, they won't change their play you know. They've got their own style," Masutha tells KickOff.com.
"The only thing that we are hoping for is the conversion of chances because we have been struggling to score goals. We are doing the most difficult thing which is to create but to finish the chances is one problem that we are having. So we have tried to work on it and I believe we will be better prepared this time.
"You know you can't rule out a win. Yes, Chiefs is a big team, full of quality, but I will never go to a match planning for a draw. If it happens it happens, but we need to win. We need three points just to catch up with the other clubs that are slightly above us. So it is important that we get a win.
"It will be tough for them because also they haven't won for some time also in the league. So with the players ... I mean the squad that they have got, the players that are back from injuries, I believe it will be a much tougher game than the first one. So I think they will throw everything at us, but we are just planning to fight fire with fire you know."