Cape Town City coach Eric Tinkler has revealed what his side needs to do in order to close the gap on DStv Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns next season.

“There is a lot [needed] for all the clubs to close the gap on Sundowns because we can’t match them financially,” Tinkler said.

“They can attract all the best players, and with the type of salaries those players are earning there, no other club can match that.

“A lot of times you will have situations, which you see there, where you have players who don’t get a lot of game time but you can’t blame them. You can’t blame the players if they are going to get paid the type of money that is going to secure their futures and the futures of their families.

“So, it is difficult for us as a club to be able to compete at that level. What we do know is that on the field, we will look to compete with tenacity and determination. That we can do. There’s a small gap between the players who are at Sundowns, in terms of their technical qualities, versus the ones we have.

“It all depends on how much we want it next season and how much we are prepared to push when we play a big team like Sundowns. But, that’s not where you win the league.