Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs midfielder George
Maluleka insists the doubters help motivate the team as they aim to
clinch the Absa Premiership title this season.
Amakhosi were far off the pace last season as they finished in ninth
place but they have confounded critics this campaign and sit at the top
of the standings with a nine-ponit lead over defending champions
Many have downplayed Chiefs' position on the table, implying that the
Soweto giants wouldn't be able to maintain their strong run of results.
However, Chiefs continue collecting the points and Maluleka says it
doesn't bother the players in the least when people cast doubt over
their title challenge.
"For us, it's very good [that people doubt us]. A lot of people try
to put us under a lot of pressure, but we’ve actually taken it very
well," said Maluleka, according to KickOff.
"We always say it's Kaizer Chiefs vs the whole PSL in every game that
we play, but we're playing very well and we haven't changed anything,
we're playing our own game.
"We're not panicking, and it's because we're focused on the
particular game that we face in front of us, and we want to make sure
that we don't put too much pressure on ourselves.
"We know what we’re capable of, so we trust and believe that each
game that we win, we give ourselves a good opportunity of being one step
closer [to lifting the title]."
- TeamTalk Media