Kaizer Chiefs’ current log standing has many doubting whether they can maintain their form, and midfielder George Maluleka has since responded thereto.
Chiefs are looking comfortable at the top of the Absa Premiership table as they enjoy a nine-point gap, having accumulated an impressive 41 points from 17 games thus far.
It has been an incredible turnaround from their ninth-place finish in the league last season, but many rival supporters continue to believe that Amakhosi will slip up because they don’t have the pedigree to go all the way to lifting the title.
“For us, it’s very good [that people doubt us]. A lot of people try to put us under a lot of pressure, but we’ve actually taken it very well,” said Maluleka.
“We always say it’s Kaizer Chiefs vs the whole PSL in every game that we play, but we’re playing very well and we haven’t changed anything, we’re playing our own game.
“We’re not panicking, and it’s because we’re focussed on the particular game that we face in front of us, and we want to make sure that we don’t put too much pressure on ourselves.
“We know what we’re capable of, so we trust and believe that each game that we win, we give ourselves a good opportunity of being one step closer [to lifting the title].”
The Glamour Boys face a tough trip to Thohoyandou this weekend as they face Black Leopards, hoping to turn their away form around after picking up just one point in their last two matches on the road.