Mamelodi Sundowns defender Lyle Lakay has backed his side to overturn their first leg deficit in their Caf Champions League quarterfinal return leg against Petro de Luanda saying the have more belief that they can go all the way this season.
The Brazilians face the Angolans at the FNB Stadium on Saturday at 6pm with the visitors holding a slender advantage after their 2-1 win in the first leg last weekend.
Downs, however, managed to get the crucial away goal meaning a 1-0 win would be enough to see them through to the semi-finals of the competition.
Speaking to the media on Thursday the defender said his team know they have to rectify things in Saturday’s second leg and will go out all out for the win.
“We all know we lost in the first leg but we got an away goal. It is something we wanted but not the results and we have rectified that,” Lakay told the media on Thursday.
“I will say it’s a must-win for us and we will be going all out to win on Saturday and go through to the semifinal.
“We have to win and we have to score one goal, but I don’t think that will be enough. We have to score more than one but as players, in the game we played in Luanda, we identified our mistakes like the goals we conceded. It was our error and we got punished.
“Going into this match we know that we have to score and win to qualify. I think you saw during the week, the work the media team has been doing trying to bring the supporters back to the stadium and I hope we will have a full house with regards to the supporters.”
Lakay also admitted that their if a different sense of belief and confidence in the squad this season as they look to pick up a second star.
“There is more belief from all the players this season compared to last year and a year before, that we can go all the way,” he said.
“And for me personally, I believe we can turn the results around on Saturday and we will go through to the semifinal.
“We know what’s at stake and we know the mandate. Personally, I believe all the players and everyone involved with the club are ready to leave everything on the field to make sure we are through to the semifinal.”