Tinkler confident of upset MTN8 final win

MTN8 2021

A proud Eric Tinkler said he was confident his Cape Town City side could pull off a win over favourites Mamelodi Sundowns after booking their place in this year's MTN8 final on Wednesday.

The Citizens sealed an emphatic 4-0 away win over Swallows FC in a second-leg semi-final clash at Dobsonville Stadium.

READ | CT City thrash Swallows in MTN8 semis

Speaking after the final whistle, Tinkler insisted that his side's target was now to lift the trophy with a win over the favoured Sundowns.

"I'm really happy to have gotten the team to another final," Tinkler said post-match.

"That is one of the targets that we set ourselves when I joined the club. I was obviously involved when we won the Telkom Knockout.

"I've been fortunate as a coach to have gotten to many finals, that hunger, passion and desire hopefully spill off on everybody else.

"I'm extremely happy and proud of the fact that we've managed to achieve that again.

"Very important is that we want to go all the way, irrespective of who we come up against.

"It's going to be a tough one against Sundowns, but obviously we want to go out there and win the trophy."

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