Gould: Stellies must not be complacent

Morgan Gould  (Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix)
Morgan Gould (Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix)

Stellenbosch defender Morgan Gould has urged his teammates to remain focused and be ready to fight for Absa Premiership survival when the season resumes.

With the PSL on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, Stellies occupy 11th position in the league standings, four points above the relegation zone.

"It would have been wonderful to continue with our good form but unfortunately, the lockdown happened at that time when we were hot," Gould told DailySun.

"We need to reposition ourselves and think like we are bottom when we resume the season so that we can hike up the log table.

"We must avoid being complacent to ensure we are safe."

Gould also pointed out the importance for Stellenbosch to improve their defensive efforts, after conceding 30 goals in 24 games.

"It was a concern because if we didn't score, then our opponents would score," he added.

"We have identified our mistakes which are a lapse in concentration. We should focus the entire match, minimize mistakes and convert half chances we create in order to win our remaining games.

"But now it's important that we sacrifice football for individual lives. There are those who don't understand how crucial it is to have lockdown because people are losing their loved ones. We should abide by the rules and what President Cyril Ramaphosa said to ensure we are safe."

- TEAMtalk media

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