Captain’s dairy with Given Msimango

TS Galaxy skipper, Given Msimango is optimistic that the sun will soon shine for the Rockets. 
 
The club is currently going through turbulent times but the 23-year-old defender can see the light at the end of the tunnel. We sat with him to discuss our match against SuperSport United tomorrow at 3pm at the splendid Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit. 
 
 
TS Galaxy (TSG): How key is winning this game against SuperSport United? 
Given Msimango (GM): It is very important for us to win because we are playing at home. Even though there are no supporters but it is still our home game. It is very important to maintain the high intensity at the beginning of the match. We have to maintain that through 90 minutes. We’ve been working very hard on that at training. I have no doubt that in the next coming games, we will be able to implement what we’ve been practicing in the training field. 
 
TSG: Clean sheets have eluded that us in the past few matches. Where do we need to refine in order to start keeping those clean sheets once again?
GM: As defense and the goalkeeping department we’ve been talking about it. We need to keep clean sheets. If we keep clean sheets we stand in a good chance to win games. If we keep clean sheets, we can’t lose games. It is up to us as defenders to start that habit. We are doing things that will allow us to keep those clean sheets. 
 
TSG: As a leader of the club, how are you handling this barren run of seven games without a victory? 
GM: I always maintained that there is a lot of leadership in our team. There’s a lot of multi versatile leaders in the team. I’m not carrying the load. I’m here to guide the guys. Through this period, we have a lot of experience players who are helping us. We are working very hard as a team. I know, we will get through this difficult period. 
 
 
TSG: What can we expect from SuperSport United? 
GM: SuperSport United are a well known team. They are very structured. They are sitting very well on the log. We watch their game against Chippa United and we are planning for them accordingly. 
 
TSG: Bradley Grobler is on form these days. How are you planning to nullify his threat? 
GM: We don’t take that approach of planning for individual players. Yes, we are well aware of his strength. We are planning on defending well as a team. I believe that will nullify whatever threat that he will bring in to the game on Saturday. 
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