Lakay: Baroka are going to fight for everything

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  • Post published:February 14, 2022

Mamelodi Sundowns left back Lyle Lakay expects a tough game against Baroka FC and is well aware of how dangerous they can be ahead of their DStv Premiership encounter at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on Monday evening.

The Brazilians will head into their next encounter high in confidence after edging Sudan side Al-Hilal 1-0 in their opening Caf Champions League Group A match at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg this past Friday.

Sundowns will now take on Bakgaga in their next DStv Premiership clash sitting at the top of the league table and 34 points ahead of Baroka, who currently occupy 15th place with 13 points.

Lakay is well aware of the threat Baroka possess but is confident his side have prepared well enough to walk away with all three points away from home.

“We know what to expect from teams that are down there, they are going to fight for everything as they are fighting for their lives. We know what to expect from them and we know how dangerous they are. Being at home I think they are going to come at us, given that they need the points, they wouldn’t want to sit back,” Lakay told his club’s official website.

“Our last game against them was a little bit difficult, we got the red card and we scored just before the half-time whistle. We know what type of team they are and what they can do. In the last game we saw that when they equalised, but we showed good fight in that game to eventually win 2-1.

“The back-to-back games are nothing new to us, we’ve been doing this for the last couple of years. We prepare for every game the same way and we do our analysis.

“I think the good thing about them is that if you are winning then your confidence keeps growing. With us having to compete in the [DStv Premiership] and the Champions League, I think it is a good thing.

“On the other hand, if you lose or draw you don’t have to wait that long to redeem yourself because the games are every three or four days. We are professional enough to stay motivated and hungry, we want to win every game and win everything that’s at stake.”