Maritzburg United central midfielder Daylon Claasen is positive about his team’s chances of turning around their results in the league.
The Team of Choice have lost their opening two matches in the Dstv Premiership, a 2-1 defeat against Golden Arrows and a surprise 2-0 loss to newcomers Sekhukhune United at home.
Having had two weeks to regroup and work on their mistakes, the 31-year-old player believes his side stands a good chance of collecting three points against Baroka FC at Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday.
“I feel like the team here, we understand the situation which is one we don’t want to find ourselves in.”
“So we are working on winning our next game, we know it’s not gonna be an easy game, we’ll do our best and hopefully we’ll get good results.”
“We are working hard at ourselves trying to rectify our mistakes from the last two games. But you know the past is in the past, we are focusing now on the Baroka game,” Classen said.
He believes the FIFA break helped them to work on some of the aspects of their game, which they are hoping to fix on their next match.
“Definitely, you know (so that) we could regroup after our last loss and having two weeks to prepare for our next game, is important because the morale took a dent after the two losses.”
“So the two weeks of international break will help us going forward because we always work on our mistakes. Hopefully, this will be our turnaround.”
“To tell you the truth it’s early in the league, one can’t really tell how a team plays. At this moment in time we are not focusing on Baroka, we are focusing on our mistakes and how we play.”
“Hopefully we’ll come out victorious come Saturday against Baroka,” concluded Claasen.
By Wonga Sirayi
FARPost’s KZN Reporter