Khune Looking to be better than Schmeichel and De Gea

Kaizer Chiefs captain Itumeleng Khune is looking to return to full flight ahead of the resumption of football in the country. 

 

Khune has identified goalkeepers like Manchester United's David de Gea and Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel who returned from the lengthy football hiatus in rather rusty form. 

 

"I realise that the break, due to this Covid-19 pandemic, affected a lot of keepers, including Manchester United’s David de Gea and Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel," Khune told the Amakhosi website.

 

"They didn’t seem to have the same confidence as before the break. There was clearly a lot of rustiness. Luckily, we have had a bit more time to prepare before the league restarts.

 

"We have also discussed various aspects on our ‘Keeper Corner’, which is us goalies communicating with our goalkeeper coach Lee Baxter, and it's basically about learning from the past to go forward.

 

"Going back into the field will all be about mental strength. We just need to be ready come August 11."

 

Amakhosi went into the lockdown break atop of the PSL standings and four points ahead of second-placed Mamelodi Sundowns as they close in on their long-awaited domestic title.