• Middendorp: We know we can do better

    Ernst Middendorp coach of Kaizer Chiefs

    Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp has admitted that his side know that they can do better after the 1-1 draw with Black Leopards over the weekend.

    The German coach made seven changes from the team that suffered a shock 1-0 loss to Baroka for the game against Leopards and despite an improved performance they still dropped more points.

    The result against Leopards means that the Amakhosi remain seventh on the Absa Premiership lig and are now mathematically out of the title race with their arch rivals Orlando Pirates 13 points ahead of them with just four games to play.

    Middendorp speaking to media after match admitted that although there was improved showing after the loss against Baroka, he still believes that his side can do better.

    ‘The result – I think we all saw the game – was definitely not satisfying. By half-time we already had a number of possibilities where we should have made better decisions,’ said the German tactician.

    ‘In the second-half, the final activities in the final third, definitely we know we can do better, and the result is definitely something we’re not happy with.

    ‘But regarding the performance, after the last game – we have over 3-million followers on social media, so we can’t present ourselves the way we did against Baroka.

    ‘Comparing that to this game, I saw a different attitude and mood since [Friday], when we arrived, and even when we warmed up, you could see what was coming.

    ‘In the end, I feel a bit sorry that we didn’t really capitalise on our activities and actions at the end of the day to take home the three points,’ he concluded.

    Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

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