Erasmus: We won’t take our eyes off the prize
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 (11:58)
Kermit Erasmus @ Backpagepix
Kermit Erasmus @ Backpagepix

Kermit Erasmus says they will not take their eyes off the ball as SuperSport United approaches the most fragile stage of their Absa Premiership bid.

SuperSport are fourth in the log with two games to go. They will face neighbours Mamelodi Sundowns and Bloemfontein Celtic in their remaining games. However, they will also be hoping that Orlando Pirates – the incumbent log leaders.

"We won our semi-finals in the Cup competition (where Erasmus scored a go). For myself, it's a massive confidence boost and for the team too," the former Feyenoord striker told

“We’ve always missed out on reaching a Cup final, so it feels good to finally be there. It's every player's dream to go and play in a final and it will be extra special if we come out tops. We've got all the confidence to go there and try and get it.

“For both clubs it would be massive to get the supporters down there for the final.

"We've got a big game next Saturday which we'll need to compete in and get three points, but when it (final) comes about we'll be looking forward to it."

The Port Elizabeth born player turned in another commanding attacking display against Usuthu for Gavin Hunt’s first-team where he scored one goal and created another, and the former SA U23 international believes he is growing in confidence with every game, though he says there is plenty more still to come.

"I was very pleased (with my performance)," he added. "I think we battled well all the way through the game.

"We had to pick up our performance early on, which was a big part of the game today, and we also played some good football at times. AmaZulu did not make it easy for us, but we did what he had to do.

"Every game gives me a lot more confidence. All I can do now is keep going and try and show the coach and the fans what I'm capable of doing."

Next for United is a league match against Nedbank Cup finalists, Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday afternoon as the club looks to close the gap on Orlando Pirates and Moroka Swallows.

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