Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena believes his side can improve on their performance during the second half of the 2020-21 DStv Premiership season.
The Brazilians turn their attention back to the league following their exploits in the Caf Champions League when they welcome Baroka to Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
When the two sides last met earlier this year, Sundowns came out 2-0 winners through goals from Lyle Lakay and Themba Zwane.
However, Mokwena is confident his side can extend their unbeaten run in the DStv Premiership by walking away with a positive result against Bakgaga.
‘We sit in a position where we are satisfied with the way we are playing but we can be better,’ Mokwena told his club’s official website.
‘The preparations went well, it is important to get confidence and that we get the results with the performances that we are having. We believe the performances are always indicators for the results.
‘At this moment, we are proud of the efforts of the players and the rest of the team. We have been focusing on improving our schemes, defensive and offensive, so that we can improve the overall tactical profile of the group.’
In the previous five meetings between the two sides, Sundowns have managed to claim two wins and will be hoping for a third against Bakgaga.
‘We looked at their recent last three games and that gives us an idea of what they bring,’ he added.
‘We also looked at the game we played against them, which was on the 9th of January. Structurally they have a system in place and are very consistent with regard to the personnel available.
‘They have Goodman Mosele in the middle who is doing very well, also looking at their wingers who are quick and direct.
‘They are very direct in terms of getting in the box with their crosses. So, we have got to make sure that we manoeuvre around those. They have a definitive threat on set pieces also. We have a lot of work to do, it is going to be a difficult game.’
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