The Bafana winger is certain that Esperance will take the game to them as the two African football giants lock horns in the Caf Champions League on SaturdayOrlando Pirates midfielder Daine Klate says an open game from Esperance in Tunisia this weekend will make it easy for Bucs to score and possibly win the match.
The Sea Robbers visit the Tunisian giants for the return leg of the Caf Champions League semi-final on Saturday, and Klate believes the pressure is on their opponents as they will be playing at home.
“We will have to take the game to them. Esperance will come all out to play and that suits us,” Klate told the Pirates website. “At this stage, I think the pressure is more on Esperance; they have to beat us to go to the finals and they are playing at home, so, I expect an open game on Saturday,” he said.
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The 28-year-old Klate is hoping for an attacking approach from Esperance, as he believes that's the kind of football that will suit the Buccaneers.
“They [Esperance] celebrated the draw here, so that shows us that they think they can beat us in Tunisia. I personally hope they approach the game in that mind-set – we have got speed and skills aplenty in the team. So, playing end to end stuff will be good for us,” concluded Klate.
The first leg between these two giants ended in a goalless draw, which makes this tie very interesting. Pirates will be hoping to score at least one past Esperance as a 1-1 draw would see them through to the final of the Caf Champions League.
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