Absa Premiership

Phala: SuperSport feeling the pressure

2015-09-28 12:43
Gordan Igesund and Thuso Phala (Gallo Images)

Pretoria - Following another disappointing defeat to Platinum Stars at the weekend, SuperSport United winger Thuso Phala has admitted that the Pretoria based outfit are going through a difficult period which is why the results are not rolling in their favour.

Matsatsantsa suffered a humiliating 3-1 loss to Dikwena in an Absa Premiership encounter at the Lucas Moripe stadium on Saturday.

Sibusiso Msomi, Bonginkosi Ntuli and Robert Ng’ambi were on target for the North West Tycoons while Jeremy Brockie grabbed a consolation goal for United.

Phala, 29, believes that his team-mates will pull through from their present circumstances and they will be eager to return to the winning ways when they switch their focus to the Telkom Knockout competition which kicks off this week.

“Obviously we are going through a difficult time at the moment and things are just not rolling our way,” said Phala

“We started the game very well but ended up just giving away goals. But we must just stay positive and keep working hard and I believe that we’ll pull through because we have a good team.

“There is always pressure in football especially when you have good players around you like we do.

“We are always expected to perform well every time we play but pressure is not our excuse because good players perform well under pressure.

“It’s a matter of us getting that one win and turn around the corner before the Telkom knock-out starts. We want to do well and defend our title so we need to bounce back.”

United will face Polokwane City in the last 16 of the R4.25m competition at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Wednesday, September 30.

Kick-off is at 19:30.


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