Absa Premiership

Lakay confident Sundowns will turn their form around

2019-11-21 14:31
Lyle Lakay
Lyle Lakay (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns defender Lyle Lakay is confident they will turn their form around ahead of the Telkom Knockout semi-final clash Golden Arrows on Saturday.

Masadawana have not secured an outright victory in their last four matches, losing twice in the league and playing to a goalless draw against Baroka.

The Tshwane club also had to rely on a penalty shoot-out to advance to the last four of the Telkom Knockout after they were held to a 2-2 stalemate by Chippa United in the last round.

Lakay though feels every team will have a bad patch during the season and that Sundowns will come through it soon.

In quotes published on IOL, Lakay said: "It's nothing new. Last year we also went through a patch like this. We were drawing games and we lost a few.

"Lots of teams go through it during the season. The good thing for us is that we are getting it early. We can turn it around and go on the run that we usually go on close to December.

"We normally start doing well around this time of the year.

"We just have to try harder and break it. If you aren't getting the result, that means you aren't doing enough, so you have to keep pushing to break the ice and things turn around and results start coming.

"We won the league on the last day last season, we have shown that we can turn it around. When we turn it around, things will start going our way and you will see the Sundowns that you know."

Lakay knows that Abafana Bes'thende will be a tough test, especially at their Sugar Ray Xulu home ground where the KZN club have built up a formidable record this season.

Arrows also beat Sundowns 3-2 in their last game before the international break and will be up for the encounter.

Lakay continued: "Steve Komphela is a good coach and Golden Arrows is a good team. They eliminated the reigning MTN8 champions, SuperSport United, and they also beat us in our last game.

"But having said that, we have the capacity to turn things around.

"Hopefully we use this game to not only turn things around but also get ourselves in the final, which is a huge thing because we try to compete for every trophy on offer."

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