Midfielder Dennis Masina is already urging his teammates to put more effort in their four remaining games.
“We were let down by a few mistakes at the back, but we don’t need to blame each other. Mistakes are part of the game and what we need to do now is to regroup and focus on our next game which will be against Santos.
“Our title chance is in our own hands. The league has reached a stage where every game is tough and we need to treat all the remaining games as a cup final. I still believe that at the end of the season the trophy will be in our cabinet.”
Defender Bongani Khumalo promises that they will play all their remaining games as if their lives depended on it.
“It was a bad result yesterday, but we won’t be discouraged. We are still very much in with a great chance.”
Midfielder Shane Poggenpoel, who watched yesterday’s game from the stands, tells KickOff.com that he has fully recovered from his knee injury and will be available for selection against Santos.
Poggenpoel’s position in midfield was filled by Siboniso Gaxa and he crowned a good performance as anchorman with a spectacular goal that left ’Downs keeper Brian Baloyi grabbing at thin air.
The biggest winners after yesterday’s clash could be Ajax Cape Town.
The Urban Warriors have been given a chance to go back on top of the 16-team log if they secure a victory over Orlando Pirates at Athlone Stadium tonight.
Victory over Bucs will send Craig Rosslee’s charges to the summit as they enjoy a superior goal difference over the current log leaders.
Rosslee admits that Sundowns have thrown them a lifeline and that the ball is now in Ajax’s court.
The spine of the Urban Warriors’ team is intact with Hans Vonk, Dikulu Bageta, Eduardo Ferreira, Eyong Enoh, Mfundo Shumana and Nathan Paulse all in good form this season.
“We certainly have the players to do the job. Now is time for them to stand up and be counted,” says Rosslee.