Modise holds no fear over the task at hand.
Modise is in Bafana Bafana's provisional squad, and talking to the media in Melville, Johannesburg, where Nike were announcing a collaboration with emerging Cape Town designer, Kronk, Modise was adamant that, despite his ongoing struggle to hit top form, he can produce the goods for Bafana during Africa's first World Cup.
"There is only one player I'm really, really scared of and that player is Teko Modise," he said to thunderous applause.
"I'm scared of no one and when my confidence is high, I can do more," he continued. Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana duo Itumeleng Khune and Siphiwe Tshabalala also chipped in and concurred with Modise's sentiments.
"You have to compete with the best to be the best. We competed at the highest level in the Confederations Cup… I faced the top strikers and our midfielders and strikers faced the top keepers, but we managed to do well. We can do it again come June 11," said Khune, according to Kickoff.com.
"We know that the expectations are high, but we are going to do our best and those people who will play against us will be doing so on our home soil… we must show them that we don't fear them," added Tshabalala.
Meanwhile, Modise said they are unaware of reports that SAFA will offer the team R1 million for every goal they score during the World Cup. However, he said he sees nothing wrong with it.
"Most European teams are motivated by money and that's why we are working anyway. We are soccer players and we want to earn a living. If they have to give us that kind of bonus let it be, maybe we might play better, who knows," Modise said.
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