AmaZulu coach Craig Rosslee told Goal.com that he is expecting a tough fight when his side plays Maritzburg United
Having brought in eight players and dismissed six, Rosslee said that he is not prepared to have any favourites in the team, and he expects that all his players give it their all. The coach said that playing against United will not be a walk in the park, but his players are well conditioned for the match.
“Taking into consideration the friendly matches that we have played, things are looking good and we stand a good chance of winning against United. I know they will put a strong fight, maybe even physically as well, but I am hoping that we will be able to provide the fans with a decent match of football,” said Rosslee.
With less than two months with the team, Rosslee spoke very highly of his players commitment in training sessions and said he hopes that they will also deliver on the pitch.
“The past few weeks have been hectic for the players, as I have pushed them very hard and it is good to see that they are responding very well. Those who could not adapt with what I wanted, I had no choice but to let them go,” he said.
Rosslee who joined Usuthu in December, said all the players that he has bought to the side are taking responsibility and he has hopes that they will move the team off the bottom of the log.
“Although I could not get players that I wanted players, like Abia Nale and Mabhuti Khanyeza, I am happy with the current crop of players that I have. There is nothing holding us back from winning and making the fans proud,” he said.
“Back when I was a player, I would perform better under a coach who allowed me to express myself on the field, and I am hoping to do this with these players. I know that if they love what they do then it will be easy for them to give me the desired results,” he said.