Dynamos has got to face Esperance as equals - Callisto Pasuwa
Cafonline.com: You are currently at a 6 goal disadvantage, how has that affected your preparations for the second leg match against Esperance Sportif de Tunis?
Pasuwa: It has taken such a defeat to give us as a technical team a wake- up call. When you meet a team which is stronger both physically and mentally it is important for you to improve your game and play smart. The loss in Tunisia has made us look more closely at ourselves and come up with new strategies which may aid in us recovering from the drabbing we received at the hands of Esperance.
Cafonline.com: What changes have you made technically and strategically to try and win the match on Sunday?
Pasuwa: Our midfield did not function as well as we wanted it to in the last game in Tunisia, and this meant our defence was under immense pressure and the service to the strikers was not smooth. We have looked at formations and combinations which we have worked on during our own league games and we are confident that on Sunday we will see a great improvement in our play.
Cafonline.com: As a Technical team, what have you focused on in your attempt to redress the defeat from the first leg match?
Pasuwa: We do not need to highlight the events that happened in Tunisia, what is important is to counsel and teach to our team the importance of Fair play. We sat down with them and spoke to them about discipline and rules of the game. Management of emotions is always a sticky point when you are down in a match, but we must not forget that this is after all a gentleman’s game.
Cafonline.com: What is your main strategy when you meet E.S.T. this weekend?
Pasuwa: We know that the Tunisians are very fast and fit so we have to rely on tactful play and play an intelligent game. I told my players that the attitude to which they get onto the field of play with will make Dynamos win or lose. It is important to remain focused and get in not as underdogs but as equals. We are on home ground and our supporters want to watch the best of Dynamos, it is up to us to make sure that come the final whistle, the supporters and ourselves are proud of the way we will have played.
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