Absa Premiership

Freese: It’s a different game

2013-10-18 13:22
Allan Freese (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Platinum Stars head coach Allan Freese dismissed talks about his team’s superiority status over Mamelodi Sundowns heading into their weekend encounter.

Dikwena will lock horns against Pitso Mosimane’s Brazilian troops in the Telkom Knockout quarter-finals at the Moruleng Stadium on Saturday.

The Chloorkop-based outfit failed to triumph over the MTN8 champions in their previous seven meetings, but Freese hinted that his charges will not underestimate their opponents as this will be a different game.

“It’s a different game. We drew the last game against them coming from behind,” Freese exclusively told Sport24.

“We can’t just go to a game of this nature relaxed, depending on history.

“It’s not going to be an easy game, we have been preparing accordingly though, and we are now looking forward to it.”

“Whatever happens we will take it from there.”

The former Dynamos left-back also hinted that they will play as a team without relying on any player’s individual brilliance to overcome the In-form Sundowns.

“All my players hold the key to victory.

“Without all my players, I can’t win games, so every player is key for the team.”

“We are a team.”

Freese also revealed that he will welcome any semi-final draw, should Dikwena progress to the last four of the competition.

“I can wish for anybody. A draw is a draw.

“You can wish to play against a certain club, but at the end of the day you cannot choose who you want to play against.”

The last time Sundowns beat Stars was in the Telkom Knockout last 8 round back in October 2010, when the Brazilians triumphed 1-0.

The much anticipated match will kick off at 19:30.


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