Absa Premiership

Parker: The international break came at the right time

2019-11-21 07:18
Bernard Parker
Bernard Parker (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs forward Bernard Parker does not believe the international break will kill any momentum that Amakhosi had been building so far this season.

Chiefs have opened up a ten-point lead at the top of the Absa Premiership standings while they are set to face Maritzburg United in the Telkom Knockout semi-finals at the Mbombela Stadium on Sunday.

The Glamour Boys' last match before the international break was a 3-2 victory over Soweto rivals Orlando Pirates and Parker feels the window helped the team recover ahead of busy few weeks of domestic football.

In quotes published on IOL, Parker said: "There is good energy and focus from the guys since we got back, and this good energy will hopefully bring positive results for us.

"The Fifa international break came at the right time for us after we had an intensive three weeks, from the Sundowns game playing Pirates twice and Chippa.

"It was good for us to win those games and get the maximum points in the league and also progress in the cup competition. The break was good for us to refresh and refocus."

Parker is also looking forward to the Telkom Knockout last four clash against the Team of Choice this weekend.

The former Bafana striker continued: "It's so important for us to reach the final.

"It’s do or die time. With the quality that we have and if everyone gives their all and is fully focused, we can do that.

"I think we've done that well so far and big ups to the senior players who have kept the guys close.

"We have our focus which is to play well and win, getting to the final will boost our confidence sky high."

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