Samir Nurkovic under no pressure to win Carling Knockout Cup

TS Galaxy striker Samir Nurkovic says he doesn’t feel any pressure to win the Carling Knockout Cup.

The Rockets face Stellenbosch in the final at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday.

Galaxy overcame Mamelodi Sundowns, Sekhukhune United and AmaZulu to secure their place, with Nurkovic scoring a goal against Usuthu in a 3-2 win.

Nurkovic, who joined Sead Ramovic’s side from a disappointing spell at Royal AM after first playing in South Africa for Kaizer Chiefs, is yet to win a trophy in the Premier Soccer League.

Nurkovic said in the Sowetan: “I never achieved something like that [but] I’m not trying to put myself under that pressure to think I have to win some trophy or we need to do something.

“It is really important to stay firmly on the ground and just keep on working hard at training. Every game, you push yourself to the maximum. Each and every player does whatever the coach [Sead Ramovic] is asking from us.

“And if it’s meant to be, we just have to put in some hard work and everything else will come.”

The players added: “I’m really happy to have advanced to the final and that I contributed with the goal [a winner against AmaZulu in the semifinal]. It’s really a big thing for the club TS Galaxy, an ambitious club, with lots of good players.”