Mamelodi Sundowns defender Rushine de Reuck says that they expect a tough battle in their season opener against Cape Town City. The defending champions start their campaign on Friday night in Cape Town looking to better their performance against the Citizens after a pair of stalemates last term. The latest PSL transfer rumours: Thursday 4…
Sundowns out to bring the fight to Cape Town City
Rushine De Reuck. Photo: Kidus Yoftahe/BackpagePix
De Reuck said: “Preparations are going really well, the guys have been working hard and we know that going to Cape Town isn’t going to be easy. “City has been a very difficult team for us to beat, even last season we didn’t beat them in the league, we drew twice, we know how difficult that game is going to be, but we also know that it’s our first game of the season and we need to win just to get the momentum going into the next game. “We are ready and working hard. “It’s very important to start the season with a victory, if we win our first game it will give us confidence going into the next game.”
De Reuck also opened up on his personal goals for the season, insisting that staying fit was his number one priority.
“My goal this season is to stay injury free, I know now that there’s a lot of work that I need to do on the side, like strengthening to stay injury free and always be available for selection. I know that if I can get my momentum I can do really well for the team and hopefully we can be able to go all the way and win the Champions League, that’s the most important goal for us as a team.”
Midfielder Themba Zwane believes that Sundowns need to matchCape Town City in terms of aggression on Friday.
“Cape Town City is a good team, we need to be more organized more focused,” Zwane told the club’s website on Thursday. “We need to finish off the game because we’re playing away, and when they are at home they are aggressive and we need to be aggressive also.”