Jeremy Brockie of Supersport United challenged by Jean Kasusula of TP Mazembe during 2017 CAF Confederations Cup Final Supersport United training at TP Mazembe Stadium in Stade Kamalondo DRC on 19 November 2017 © Aubrey Kgakatsi /BackpagePix
Thursday Nov 23, 2017. 14:30
SuperSport United striker Jeremy Brockie expects TP Mazembe to adopt a defensive approach for the second leg of the CAF Confederation Cup this weekend.
The DR Congo giants lead 2-1 on aggregate ahead of the return game in Tshwane on Saturday night and Brockie expects them to sit back and look to play out a draw – which would be enough to claim the trophy for a second successive year.
“They did the same in the group stage when we finished 0-0, they were not interested in coming out to try and get a result,” Brockie said, as quoted by Kick-Off.
“I expect a little of the same this time obviously, and they have an advantage because they are winning the tie at the moment.
“Hopefully, they sit back so we can give a good go at them and win this trophy.”
The New Zealand striker explained that he is not concerned that United have yet to win a home match in the knockout stages of the continental competition.
“I think teams that come in South Africa, they respect us a lot and sit back and are happy to go away with a draw,” Brockie said.
“But we know what is at stake, we know that we have to do to score goals.
“Some of the games that we didn't win, we created plenty of opportunities but we didn't take them. So it will come down to 90 minutes and the boys will be giving their all to do the country proud.”