Orlando Pirates midfielder Miguel Timm is relishing the opportunity to line up in the MTN 8 final against AmaZulu after missing out of the Soweto derby against Kaizer Chiefs last weekend.
The Buccaneers face AmaZulu in the final at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday,
“Watching from the sidelines obviously cannot compare to being out there playing on the field and playing in front of so many people,” said Timm.
“Also, when I joined the Club my target was to compete as much as possible in all competitions that are up for grabs. Making it this far was one of my short-term goals, so we’ll do our best to go on and win it.”
The Buccaneers and Usuthu will be battling it out for the second time in the space of a month, having recently played to a stalemate in the league at Orlando Stadium.
While the fixture will be fresh in both sets of players’ minds, Timm has revealed that much of the team’s focus leading into the final has been on their own strengths.
“I think in every game that we prepare for we like to pay attention to our strengths,” the player added.
“We have enough quality to set it up the way that we wanna do things. We’re focused on ourselves and not worrying much about what the opposition is doing. “
“To be honest, we haven’t spoken much about them much. We know what we wanna do in this final. Obviously, there has to be a winner and a loser, and we’ve prepared as well as possible to go on and win on the weekend.”
Pirates’ path to the final has consisted of some impressive performances, but the team’s main Achilles heel throughout the season has been a lack of consistency.
Timm believes that finishing the year on such a high point could bode well for the rest of the season.
“The inconsistency has been evident, but we don’t lack confidence,” he said.
“We’re just learning to be as consistent as possible, especially when we get that bit of momentum. We’ve just failed to keep it. Looking ahead to the break and the second half of the season, it would be a good way to close the year on such a high.”
The MTN 8 final kicks off at 18:00.
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