Kaizer Chiefs attacking midfielder Hendrick Ekstein is pleased with his season so far, but he's focused on helping the team do well in all domestic competitions.
The Glamour Boys are winless in their opening three games of the campaign, and Ekstein understands how their fans feel right now.
The 26-year-old said all the players are working hard to protect Steve Komphela, who has been under immense pressure to win trophies at Amakhosi over the last three seasons.
Ekstein admitted that Chiefs don't deserve to be struggling, but he has vowed to keep contributing to the club's success for as long as he's given the opportunity to play for the team.
"It makes me happy that the fans like my style of play. Although I'm happy, it's not something that I'm concentrating on. I won't deny that the pressure is there, but the only way to cool it off is to do my job on the field of play," Ekstein told Isolezwe.
"I am willing to continue working hard. I don't want to disappoint the fans. I want to contribute to the success of the team. I understand what the fans are going through. They feel down, because things are not going well, but we are hoping to do well," said the dimunitive player.
"We have to do well. Chiefs don't deserve to be where it is right now. It's up to us to defend the coach," he said.
"If we don't do well, then the fans will continue to put pressure on the coach. I want the fans to patient. We will get the results in the near future," added Ekstein.