Lakay Says Brazilians Know What To Expect Ahead of Baroka Clash

Mamelodi Sundowns are gearing up to face Baroka FC in Polokwane on Monday evening as they look to make it four wins in a row since the resumption of football in early February.

Speaking ahead of the game, defender Lyle Lakay spoke about what The Brazilians are expecting from Monday’s opposition:

“We know what to expect from teams that are down there, they are going to fight for everything as they are fighting for their lives. We know what to expect from them and we know how dangerous they are. Being at home I think they are going to come at us, given that they need the points, they wouldn’t want to sit back.”

“Our last game against them was a little bit difficult, we got the red card and we scored just before the halftime whistle. We know what type of team they are and what they can do. In the last game we saw that when they equalized, but we showed good fight in that game to eventually win 2-1.”

Since returning from the break Bafana Ba Style have already played three games, all in different competitions. With the second half of the season underway and multiple trophies to fight for, Lyle says the team are no strangers to the exceptionally busy football schedule that lies ahead of them:

“The back-to-back games are nothing new to us, we’ve been doing this for the last couple of years. We prepare for every game the same way and we do our analysis.”

“I think the good thing about them is that if you are winning then your confidence keeps growing. With us having to compete in the [DStv Premiership] and the Champions League I think it is a good thing. On the other hand if you lose or draw you don’t have to wait that long to redeem yourself because the games are every 3 or 4 days. We are professional enough to stay motivated and hungry, we want to win every game and win everything that’s at stake.”

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