“That’s very clear. There’s no doubt about it at all. I know this. I’m aware about it.”
Then‚ though‚ Middendorp did admit: “Every cup‚ or every success‚ in the end‚ during the run-in to the end of the season‚ now or in the near future‚ if you win the Carling Black Label Cup on July 27 against Pirates convincingly – yes‚ it’s much easier.
“You build up your confidence. You build up as a player‚ as a technical team‚ as a team in general.
“So‚ all this stuff – of course‚ with each and every result‚ with every winning game‚ and probably a good performance in addition‚ it’s definitely something.
“I can agree – it makes life a little bit easier‚ for each and everybody. Because building confidence is part of the story if you want to be successful.”
Chiefs had Leonardo Castro in full training on Wednesday from the calf injury that has kept the centre-forward out since Amakhosi’s polished 2-0 win against Cape Town City in the Nedbank semifinals at Mbombela Stadium two-and-a-half weeks ago.
That did not guarantee the Colombian would be available on Saturday‚ said Chiefs’ communications manager Vina Maphosa.