Emmanuel Tshituka insists that the Lions are not getting ahead of themselves as they hunt a second consecutive win in the Vodacom URC clash with Dragons.
The Lions will look to continue their momentum and make it two wins in a row when they face 15th-ranked Dragons at Ellis Park on Saturday.
Tshituka feels that, although the 61-19 thrashing of Zebre last weekend is a step in the right direction, the Lions cannot afford to get complacent.
“We need to reset and follow the same processes that have been working while not getting too emotional about our assessment and how we review games. We did well this past weekend but you know, it means nothing if we can’t back it up this weekend and that’s our main focus.
“But I think to get ahead of ourselves and think we’ve developed a winning culture is something we’re not contemplating, we rather focused on what is working for us and taking each game at a time.”
Tshituka highlighted the Lions’ defence as a key area for improvement this weekend.
“I think for us it’s more taking it week by week, not getting ahead of ourselves, we did well against Zebre but our main focus this week is just to tame the Dragons and execute our game plan,” he said.
“Once we do that and we get the win, in three, four, five weeks’ time you realize that you’ve won a couple of games in a row and then you can take it from there.
“For me, we conceded three tries against Zebre that we gave them a bit too easy. You know, our attack scored nine tries so that is always pleasing but we want to be world-class on both sides of the ball.
“If we can clean up and be better defensively and a lot more competitive and resilient on defence against the dragons then we will be in a good position.”
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