Absa Premiership

Tinkler wants to end Sundowns' record

2017-08-17 17:12
Eric Tinkler (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - SuperSport United coach Eric Tinkler believes his side can win Saturday's opening Premiership clash, despite six losses in a row against Mamelodi Sundowns.

The Brazilians have completely dominated the Tshwane Derby in the last three seasons, winning all six matches between the two Pretoria outfits during this time period.

Gavin Hunt was the last SuperSport coach to beat the African champions in 2013, and previous coach Stuart Baxter also felt the full force of Pitso Mosimane's team when he oversaw a 5-0 thrashing earlier this year.

Nonetheless, Tinkler, who guided his side to a 1-0 win over Kaizer Chiefs in the MTN8 in his first official match in charge, remains optimistic.

"Of course, I have belief that we can win," Tinkler told the Sowetan.

"My objective is to win every game and we have to go there thinking we can do it," Tinkler said.

"But we are talking about Sundowns here, a team with great quality."

Saturday's encounter will take place at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville.

Kick-off is at 15:00.


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