Brakkies – We Showed We Can Compete With The Best
Swallows head coach Brandon Truter hailed his team after they held DStv Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns to a goalless draw on Saturday.
Truter was pleased with his how fifth-placed Swallows team performed, and feels they could have come away with the win.
The Swallows coach says that while it was his team’s 19th draw, he says it was a draw against the champions, and his team remain the only side this season with an unbeaten home record.
“Good game, I’m so immensely proud of the boys we actually showed that we can compete with the best today,” Truter said after Saturday’s game.
“I mean Sundowns is champions four in a row, not for nothing. The depth of their squad, the quality on the park is there for everybody to see but I’m so proud of my boys and we actually showed what we can do.
“I think we’re on the right track, we we want to build and get it right next season. Again, we created the chances in the second half, more than them, definite penalty there on Malinga as well, I felt we could have snatched it at the end.
“But good game tactically, we outmaneuvered them, in the second half it was much better, the midfield. We managed to get into the spaces, get it wide and and then delivered, but ja, final ball, final decision and also Reyaad, I have to give credit, he made a few good saves as well, but there was so much near misses as well where we could have snatched the three points today.
“Ja, it’s another draw but it’s against champions, it’s another draw but we still the only premier side unbeaten at home since 2020 February. So ja, I would say we on the right track we we are that is concerned.
“Two more games to go, we are away now to AmaZulu, another big one and then we come back to finish it off with Baroka. For us now the challenge of course is to get the best players on the park, for AmaZulu, our next game. They would want to win to cement second spot as well, so it’s going to be an interesting game but for today I just need to give credit to the boys It was an immense effort, tactically they stuck to the plan as well and they showed that they can compete with the big boys.”