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Bidvest Wits midfielder Thabang Monare wary of a 'different' Kaizer Chiefs team

20:52 EAT 06/08/2018
Thabang Monare of Bidvest Wits
The Clever Boys midfielder says they are ready to hit the ground running and honour their second 2018/19 PSL match against Amakhosi

Bidvest Wits midfielder Thabang Monare says they respect Kaizer Chiefs, but they want a win to keep their momentum going.

The Clever Boys are fresh from a 3-0 win over Free State Stars in their opening 2018/19 Premier Soccer League (PSL) clash on Saturday evening.

Heading to what he called a different Amakhosi side on Tuesday night, Monare says playing away is not going to be a walk in the park against the Soweto giants.

“Yeah look, it was a good game for us against Stars and we followed the instructions very well. We can't get carried away, but take it one game at a time,” Monare told Goal.

“There is still a lot of work to be done and the games are starting to come thick and fast,” added the midfielder.

“We have prepared for such times during the pre-season and that means we are ready to face Chiefs,” reacted Monare.

“Our pre-season has prepared us for such times and that is a life of a footballer - we have to go there and grind,” he asserted.

Speaking about their new players such as Mxolisi Macuphu, Robyn Johannes and Deon Hotto among others, the former Jomo Cosmos player heaped praise on his new teammates, saying they are working hard.

“Yeah, we have new players who are doing very well for the team and they are doing very well so far to settle down,” he added.

“What's important is to work together as a team and to maintain that understanding because it's very important to understand the philosphy of the club and how the coach wants us to play,” he continued.

“I am sure as the season progresses, they will understand how we play, our organisation and structure when we attack and defend,” explained the 28-year-old.

“Look, obviously we want to win things this season and ensure we go back to where we belong when it comes to winning trophies,” responded Monare.

“We have to go to Chiefs and ensure we win so that we carry the momentum to our next game bacause there will be the MTN8 Cup this weekend,” urged the Telkom Knockout Cup winner.

“We saw them against Sundowns, they are a different team and it will not be easy to play them away, but we will go there and continue where we left off against Stars – our story is hardwork and more hardwork,” he concluded.