South Africa Coach Joel Santana: I Also Want To Win

Bafana Bafana head coach Joel Santana says that, just like anyone, he also hates losing and loves winning...
Answering a question from the media during the announcement of the national squad to play international friendlies against Norway and Iceland next week, the Brazilian coach says that his team always try hard to win, but they have been playing against top-ranked teams.

“It’s has been hard for us since the Confederation Cup. We have played the FIFA number one team, the FIFA number four team and other teams above us. I also want to win, and it is hard for me when I lose,” he commented.

Santana believes the team he is assembling now will do the job for him as the players are beginning to gel together.

“We have been trying to bring players into the team so that we can come up with a good combination and I hope that now this is the squad we have been looking for. I know it is tough, but we need to win and I am here to stay and help the team.”

The team leaves for Norway on Tuesday, October 6. They will fly to Germany before connecting to Oslo in Norway for the first game on October 10, then against Iceland on October 13.

Peter Pedroncelli,