Mere is of the view that affording Sundowns too much respect could work against Dikwena when the two sides clash in an Absa Premiership encounter at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in Rustenburg on Tuesday night.
“We all know about the capabilities of Sundowns. We are not going to talk about their achievements. We know they are a good side with a good coach. We are looking forward to a tough game but we are also a good side. We are going to take the positives out of the game we played in Mozambique. We can’t give Sundowns too much respect. If we do that we are going to put ourselves under a lot of pressure. They are African champions but on the night it’s 11 versus 11. I hope the guys are ready,” Mere tells Platinumstars.com
Mere will lead Dikwena with the hope of putting a stop to Sundowns, who have been in great form in recent times.
“It’s not going to be easy stopping Sundown. They are on high now. Everything is going their way. We believe that things are starting to go our way a bit. We can’t plan against individuals at Sundowns. It will be a big mistake. The whole team they have assembled is a quality. If you plan against one person, they may not even be in the team. We plan for them as a team. We are not going to dwell much on them. We have to concentrate on our own game,” said Dikwena skipper.
Dikwena will have to be lethal in front of goals on the night. Mere says he and his teammates have been working on their finishing. He is hoping things work out against the Tshwane side.
“It takes a lot of hard work to score. The strikers have been working hard at training and even remaining afterwards to work on their finishing. We are creating many chances so we can’t give up now and start stressing. It’s just a matter of time before we get our scoring boots on,” said Mere.
Kickoff is at 7.30pm