De Sa: We need a winning culture

Platinum Stars coach Roger De Sa believes one win can turn the fortunes of his side, currently second from bottom on the Absa Premiership table.

“Winning is a habit. It’s something that you develop. Winning is an amazing feeling. Top athletes like Tiger Woods live for that. After winning the Masters the following morning Tiger was at the golf course training for the next tournament. That’s what we need to instill in our players – the winning mentality. Our players need a win so that the feeling can motivate them to look forward to the next win,” De Sa said.

It’s for this reason that De Sa and his men will be looking for a win when they come up against Polokwane City at the old Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane this coming Wednesday. Kickoff is at 19:30pm.

“We have performed well so it’s important that we continue. If we give the same performance like we did 10 days ago in Polokwane, I think we will get something out of this game. We need something out of this game,” De Sa said.

De Sa knows that it won’t be a walk in the park against Polokwane, who are a formidable side.

“Polokwane is a very good attacking team. I think some of their players – Ramagalela has been outstanding. I think Jabu Maluleke is a fantastic footballer. They have a good and balanced team that has been together for some time. I expect them to be very strong and in some ways stronger than Baroka. I know their dead ball situations are very dangerous because of Jabu. Their keeper has a goal kick that goes the length of the field. They have strengths but we have got to rock that up.

“We need to concentrate for 90 minutes plus. We need to put a good performance over 90 minutes. We need to win. Bidvest Wits play Ajax Cape Town and any of them have a chance to win and one of them will stay and we have an opportunity to climb up a little more and get ourselves into better position for the second round.” De Sa said.

Written by: Diski Voice