Seema – Everybody Is Motivated To Beat Sundowns
Golden Arrows head coach Lehlohonolo Seema says his team is motivated to do well in the MTN8 semi-final second leg against Mamelodi Sundowns on Tuesday.
The two teams drew 1-1 in the first leg in Durban last month, and while Arrows have been unbeaten since that game, it has been a series of draws.
Seema is under no illusions about the quality of the DStv Premiership champions, but says his young charges will be motivated against Sundowns.
“Look I think the mood in the camp, one thing that we are trying to teach our players is to make sure that we play a match, yes we win the match, you celebrate that day and then we go and sleep, the following day is a new book, it’s a new day, a new chapter,” Seema said ahead of the game.
“Yesterday of course in the dressing room, at the hotel, the mood was still a bit down.
“(Sunday) we are from the regen, we did a little bit of maintenance training. And with the spirit, you can see the mood is better.
“And in this game, the good thing is there is no motivation that you can put to these guys, they are really motivated.
“They know that for that for us to be the final, we have to win the game against Sundowns, of which we know that everybody except us and our supporters, they are believing that we can come up with a win.
“So it’s for us to go make sure that while we are still preparing ourselves for the marathon of the league, let’s go and try and apply ourselves in a good way, in a structured way, so that we can see how far we can go.
“Giving also the experience to the guys that are having their daily in the Premier League, and also some of them you might see that we have the new guys that might come and have their debut on the day.
“So everybody is motivated in the camp and we have forgotten a little bit about the league now, the draw, we know this one now it’s our wafa-wafa.
“For us to be in the final we have to go and try and win the match, with a lot of discipline, concentration in a structured way, so that we know that we coming against a very very good opponent, with a lot of good technicians on their bench.”