Craig Rosslee taking no prisoners against Sundowns

2014-03-07 00:00

AMAZULU coach Craig Rosslee says they expect a “tighter and physical” tie against limping Mamelodi Sundowns during the sides’ potentially bruising Absa Premiership collision at kwaMashu’s Princess Magogo Stadium on Sunday.

The Durban club head into the game still smarting from the embarrassing 7-1 first round defeat they suffered in Pretoria. Adding to that were sarcastic post-match comments made by Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane, which did not go down well with the AmaZulu coach. The loquacious Mosimane said that the win was not a result they were excited about.

Yesterday, when the media reminded Rosslee about those comments, he termed the statement a lack of respect for AmaZulu.

It is for this reason that when his troops run onto the pitch they will want to show their more illustrious opponents that they mean business and deserve respect.

“Those comments were really not needed and showed lack of respect. Of course, we remember that 7-1 defeat but it’s out of my mind now. We will go into the match to show that we deserve respect because we are a good team,” said Rosslee.

With Sundowns coming to Durban on back to back defeats which have jeopardised their league chances, Rosslee expects Mosimane to be under pressure.

More than six Sundowns players were away on international duty in midweek and it is feared they could return carrying injuries.

“They are under extreme pressure but I believe they have the character and playing personnel to bounce back.” The coach was expecting a tight, physical affair as the Princess Magogo pitch was hard.

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