Cape Town City faces Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN 8 cup final on Saturday night. Head coach Eric Tinkler is aware that they cannot implement a defensive approach in that game.
The MTN 8 is a trophy the Cape side is familiar with, having won it a few years ago. The Brazilians on the other hand have not been able to ever win this trophy.
As a consequence of this, The Brazilians will be extremely keen to grab victory.
Eric Tinkler does not want to implement a defensive strategy in the game. He realised that the Cityzens will have to be brave and be assertive in the match.
“Sundowns, with the quality that they have, if you are going to sit back and wait, they will punish you. We have to be brave and we will go out and play offensive and attacking football because that’s what we are good at,” he said in a press conference.
“If we had to win 4-3, like the game against Golden Arrows, it would be fantastic. It will be good for the fans if we see a final with a lot of goals.
“Defensively we have to be better. Especially coming up against a quality side like Sundowns is going to bring.
“But at the same time we focus on where our strength lies. We managed to get ourselves into the final and we are playing a very good team in Sundowns, who are definite favourites and we go in as the underdogs.
“And that’s the good position to be, in my opinion, to be underdogs. So we will work extremely hard during the week in terms of our preparations and our planning.” He added.
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