Clayton Daniels expects tough game against Orlando Pirates

Clayton Daniels expects tough game against Orlando Pirates
Sibusiso Masina of Cape Town City challenged by Clayton Daniels of Supersport United during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 match between Supersport United and Cape Town City at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, South Africa on 09 May 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Dec 05, 2017. 11:00

SuperSport United defender Clayton Daniels says he expects a “tough game” against Orlando Pirates in the Absa Premiership this evening.

The teams are set to meet at Orlando Stadium, with the Buccaneers hoping to avenge 6-1 and 4-1 defeats inflicted on them by Matsatsantsa last season.

Daniels believes that Pirates have more “structure” under coach Milutin Sredojevic and expects a difficult battle in Soweto.

"Pirates have changed a little bit under the new coach and the technical staff," Daniels said, as quoted by Kick-Off.

"You can see the difference, there is a little bit of structure in the team. They have just been unfortunate not to pick up the results they wanted.

“I think they are a good team and it is going to be a real tough game for us. It is always a good game playing against Pirates."

He added, "When we played them in the past they were a bit thin defensively so we beat them quite nicely. But this time around like I said, with new technical stuff they are a bit more organised and more structured.

"They also have good attacking players that have really found their form like Thabo Qalinge and it is going to be a difficult game. They look organised and well structured and it's a dangerous team.

"We need to be very cautious on our defensive display and make sure that we capitalise on their mistakes."

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