Kaizer Chiefs striker Bernard Parker insists that his side are ‘refreshed and refocused’ following the conclusion of the Fifa international break.
The Glamour Boys will now turn their attention to the upcoming clash with Maritzburg United in the Telkom Knockout Cup semi-final at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Sunday.
Parker believes the international break helped Amakhosi to recuperate ahead of another busy few weeks of fixtures.
‘The Fifa international break came at the right time for us after we had an intensive three weeks, from the Sundowns game playing Pirates twice and Chippa. It was good for us to win those games and get the maximum points in the league and also progress in the cup competition. The break was good for us to refresh and refocus,’ Parker told his club’s official website.
‘It’s so important for us to reach the final. It’s do-or-die time. With the quality that we have and if everyone gives their all and is fully focused, we can do that. I think we’ve done that well so far and big ups to the senior players who have kept the guys close. We have our focus which is to play well and win, getting to the final will boost our confidence sky-high.
‘We have faced them over the years in crucial cup games. I was not really aware that I have scored against them in cup games, it will be good to score again. As much as I am contributing to the team, I would like to add goals to my game to help the team go even further. It is a psychological boost going into this game and for me to make something out of it, given the chance,’ he concluded.
The match at the Mbombela Stadium kicks off at 3pm.
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