Absa Premiership

Schut: Chiefs raising the bar

2014-11-07 10:01
Alje Schut (Supplied)
Alje Schut (Supplied)
Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns skipper Alje Schut believes that Kaizer Chiefs have raised the bar in terms of what is considered good form in the league.

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The Brazilians are facing an uphill battle to retain their Premiership title as they find themselves 12 points off the pace set by Chiefs after just 10 matches in the 2014/15 campaign.

Schut insists that despite languishing behind Amakhosi, his side are not playing bad football at the moment.

"I think the form that we’re in at the moment is actually quite good, we haven’t lost in seven games, but obviously Chiefs have raised the bar, so to win four and draw three isn’t good enough anymore," he told reporters ahead of the weekend's Telkom Knockout action.

"We have to do better and raise our performance now. We struggled at the start of the season, but ever since then the results have been there, we’ve just had draws where we’ve been unlucky not to win.

"I’m not worried about our form right now because I think that we’ve been really good, it’s just that, in the league, Chiefs have been amazing. I want to congratulate them on their performances so far this season, but I can we can keep pushing them."

Next on the agenda for Sundowns is a Telkom Knockout semi-final against Platinum Stars on Sunday.

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