The tactician highlighted the areas they worked on in the preseason to make Brazilians a much more competitive team than before.
Mamelodi Sundowns coach Rulani Mokwena has claimed that they are building a team that will be a nightmare against which opponents can play.
The league champions expect a tough challenge in the 2021/22 season from opponents who have signed several players, especially Kaizer Chiefs. which previously served a Fifa ban.
Still, the coach is convinced that they will create a team that will be even stronger than last season so that the opponents can fight.
“We have three parts in terms of our focus. The first is to integrate the new players into the group and make sure they adapt to the culture and personality we are trying to create from this team,” the coach told the club said. media department.
“We want to improve our team, certain skills and certain ways of doing things on the field. Good luck to the players for a fantastic approach to the pre-season, as the work ethic was extremely pleasant. The players looked sharp and it’s good with regard to the technical preparations for the season.
‘Another aspect we are focused on is the creation of the mentality and personality of the team. We want to create a team that is a nightmare to play against, one that can hurt opponents in different ways, and we need a culture for that.
“It’s not just a play, it’s a mentality we have to create. It’s something we’re focused on and I have to say we’m happy with the progress of the group and the work that has been invested.”
Mokwena also spoke about Thabiso Kutumela and what Brazilian fans can expect from him.
‘The good thing about the boy is that I know the boy very well; his mentality is a life outlook, ‘he added.
“The way he looks at football and how football plays a role in his own life. He is passionate about the game and makes many sacrifices for football.
‘He’s a boy we’m very excited to buy into, and he has the profile of a player we do not have.
‘Tactically, Kutumela is a player who allows us many options in our front line because he can play as a number nine or 10. He can play right and on the left wing so he can do the job there because he has the ability to adapt to different positions and the demands of those positions.
“However, we brought him as a number 10 because we felt we did not have a number 10 that could play as a number nine if we attacked, and maybe even as number eight if we were out of possession.”
Like the other new notes, the former Orlando Pirates goal scorer has agreed a five-year contract with the Pretoria team.