Absa Premiership

Wits looking to redeem themselves

2015-08-26 14:15
Bidvest Wits (File)

Cape Town - Bidvest Wits assistant coach Paul Johnstone said that although they will be playing at home against Maritzburg United, it won’t make the pressure any less.

Johnstone said that the match against The Team of Choice should work in their favour and hopes that they will be able to turn their 4-2 loss against Sundowns around and make this one a win.

The assistant coach praised the structure of the way the games have been set out and said that it gives a team a chance to redeem themselves especially if they are coming from a loss and says he looks forward to what The Clever Boys will bring to the field.

“Well naturally when you play at home, it somewhat feels easier, because it is home ground advantage and you feel like the pressure is slightly less but it’s still very tricky you know,” he told Sport24.

“Football is never an easy game and you just have to take each challenge as it comes.

“We particularly like the way these games have been set out; having a break for a few days then playing again instead of waiting for a week or two to play again, especially when you come back from a loss.

“It makes it easier to play in such a time span to give the team a chance to redeem themselves whilst they still have the motivation to do so.

“This match should work in our favour but that’s not saying Maritzburg United will be easy but we are hoping to turn our loss to Sundowns around with this match.

“We will work towards fixing those elementary mistakes we made and make sure they don’t happen again.

“We can’t be allowing so many goals you know, our defence needs to be polished and make sure that we close all the gaps possible and get ourselves a win,” he concluded.

The Clever Boys take on Maritzburg United on Wednesday, August 26 at Bidvest stadium.

Kick-off set for 19:30.

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