PSL

Sundowns looking to recover

2012-11-20 11:06
Johan Neeskens (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Mamelodi Sundowns boss Johan Neeskens believes it's only a matter of time before the Brazilians lift themselves off the foot of the Premiership table and get back to winning ways.

Downs, fresh off their Telkom Knockout semi-final win over SuperSport United at the weekend, take on AmaZulu in a league clash in Pretoria on Wednesday evening.

"Things aren't going too well in the league, we all know that," Neeskens said ahead of the midweek encounter in Atteridgeville.

"They are more or less in the same position as we are.

"But I'm confident that we can come out of there (bottom of the table) and still believe in each other, working 100 percent hard for each other and we keep on going."

The Brazilians have the opportunity to leapfrog 14th-placed Amazulu, but Neeskens said he was focussed on the clash, rather than the log standings.

"We can expect a tough game against a very motivated team," he said.

"We need to stay positive. That's the only way we are going to come out of this situation.

"It is not easy to see us at the bottom like that, because I believe we have a team that should be competing for first place.

"I understand how my players feel because we haven't had an easy start to the season and we are bottom after 10 matches."

Neeskens hoped his side could carry their cup form into the league, having claimed a single win from 10 Premiership fixtures this season.

"We are breaking the deadlocks, so we just need to move forward," he said.

"We are also getting our confidence back. If you look at the last couple of matches we played, we have been solid at the back, played attacking football and showed commitment. The only thing missing is a victory."

In Wednesday's other fixtures, Free State Stars take on the University of Pretoria in Phuthaditjhaba, Golden Arrows face Bloemfontein Celtic in Umlazi, and Black Leopards entertain title holders Orlando Pirates in Polokwane.

Read more on:    mamelodi sundowns  |  psl  |  johan neeskens  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

 

How to maintain your mo, bro

Get some great tips on how to trim your tash - leaving you looking fantash-tic!

 
 

Men24.com

Pro-skater Tony Hawk rides a hoverboard!
10 ways to drive her wild!
Hottie of the day: Angela
10 things you should never say after sex
Fixtures
22 November 2014
Kaizer Chiefs v Mamelodi Sundowns, FNB Stadium 15:30
Black Aces v Polokwane City, Kanyamazane Stadium 15:30
Moroka Swallows v University of Pretoria, Dobsonville Stadium 18:00
Platinum Stars v AmaZulu, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 18:00
Wits v Free State Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Ajax Cape Town v Maritzburg United, Cape Town Stadium 20:15
23 November 2014
Bloemfontein Celtic v Chippa United, Free State Stadium 15:30
SuperSport United v Orlando Pirates, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
25 November 2014
Polokwane City v Kaizer Chiefs, Peter Mokaba Stadium 19:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Where should Rivaldo Coetzee play his soccer next season?

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.