Marlin: Habas can deliver title
Johannesburg - Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Calvin Marlin believes the team is capable of winning the PSL title with Antonio Lopez-Habas at the helm.
The Spaniard has guided the Brazilians to a flawless start in their quest for the championship, with three wins from as many games - including a dramatic victory over league champions SuperSport United.
The Tshwane side have also beaten Moroka Swallows and Platinum Stars and the stopper, who has regained the number one spot at the club, told Football365.co.za
he expects more success under the tutelage of Habas.
"Well, he's got a lot of experience in football as I believe he's been in coaching for about 20 years and it will be interesting to see how they handle things," said Marlin.
"I like the fact that he sticks to the basics and doesn't complicate things for the players. If you put in the effort you get your chance under Habas and every player knows that. I
"think you can see by the way we play that we are heading for the good times with Habas in charge. He is a motivational coach, who I believe can guide us to glory this season."
The 34-year-old, who's been in top form conceding just one goal in the first three league games, has vowed to remain as the Brazilians' first-choice keeper.
"Brian Baloyi is still working very hard despite losing the jersey so I have to keep working extra hard and I know what's at stake," added Marlin.
"I mean all the goalkeepers at Sundowns are good enough to make the starting eleven, so there is no room for a poor performance, because we are all well aware that someone is waiting for his chance.
"I want to keep the number one jersey but I must work hard for it."