City are riding a three-game losing streak in all competitions, which includes a MTN8 final defeat on penalties to SuperSport United.
The Citizens, who lost 2-1 to Chippa United in the Premiership last weekend, will have to pick themselves up for their TKO opener with log leaders Baroka at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Sunday (15h30).
“The loss against Chippa was a bitter pill to swallow,” Lakay admits to KickOff.com. “And to think we scored first, you know. But that’s in the past now and we can’t change that result.
“We have to dust ourselves off and get focused for our next challenge. We’re professionals, so there’s no time to lick our wounds. The best way to get this result behind us is to get a positive one in the Telkom cup this weekend.”
The 26-year-old scored against the Chilli Boys with a thunderous volley, but insists his personal success was overshadowed by the result.
“I would have felt better leaving the field with maximum points and no goal,” Lakay says. “But like I said we can’t change that and therefore we are eager to get back to winning ways against Baroka.
“After all, we are the defending champions and we would like to keep it that way. Baroka also won’t be an easy nut to crack, but we have to get back to winning ways – that is non-negotiable.”