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Bafana 'willing' to sweat blood

2010-06-16 14:16
Johannesburg - Bafana Bafana midfielder Steven “Schillo” Pienaar, who had an indifferent game against Mexico in the opening of the FIFA World Cup, says the team is more determined to get the three points against Uruguay at Loftus on Wednesday.

The Everton midfielder says everyone in the country, including the players and the technical team, knows how important it is to win this game.

He told the Siya crew that they are fully aware that winning this game will give them a better chance of qualifying for the second round.

“We played very well against Mexico. We score early but we could not hold onto the lead to win the game. We know where we missed it and we have to fix that problem and win the game. We are more determined than ever to go out there and if we are to die on the field of play then let it be. We are willing to sweat blood for our country!” said Pienaar.

The former Ajax Amsterdam player added that while he is feeling a bit tired, he will keep on fighting for the country.

“It is true I felt a bit tired, but that is for my legs and not my heart which wants to keep on fighting and help the country. I will overcome the fatigue and make sure that whenever I play I give 100% for my country. We have to win this game,” the School of Excellent product concluded.

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