Kaizer Chiefs striker Bernard Parker says there is ‘a lot of trust’ at the club following their 2-0 victory over Cape Town City on Sunday.
The Glamour Boys progressed to the Nedbank Cup semi-final following their triumph at the Mbombela Stadium, courtesy of goals from Hendrick Ekstein and Dumisani Zuma.
Amakhosi will now face Chippa United, who defeated Bidvest Wits in a penalty shootout in extra time after the game finished 4-4, in the last four of the tournament.
Parker, who was named Man of the Match, says he is delighted with the result and performance his side displayed against Benni McCarthy’s side in their quarter-final encounter.
‘Firstly, I would like to thank the fans for coming out here in numbers,’ Parker told SuperSport TV after the game.
‘I’m sure that everybody from all across the country, from every corner, is here today. I would like to thank them for the support and the support from the Kaizer Chiefs family and the support staff.’
‘It’s unbelievable what we did here today. We managed the game well. We kept them on the back foot. We got a few chances. We could have got more goals. But the good thing is that we got goals and we got the result.
‘I know the coach is not completely happy. He knows we can do better. But we can improve from here. We can take all the positives from today and put it in our back pocket and correct our mistakes. From there we can go on. This is the kind of spirit, the Kaizer Chiefs culture that the supporters need to see week in and week out.’
The veteran striker added that his side have to remain focused and keep their cool heading into the next round, as it will take them one step closer to ending their trophy drought.
‘There’s a lot of trust here,’ he added. ‘We trust ourselves. We trust our teammates. We can have more percentages on the belief. It’s all in the mind. More of mental strength, more percentage on the mental strength, the positives, and I’m sure the belief will then automatically come out.
‘From here on we just need to stay calm, stay focused and keep our eyes on the trophy. Whoever we draw in the next round, we must take this same performance in to the next match.’
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