City secure a win, but coach is not impressed

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October 20, 2016
City secure a win, but coach is not impressed

Sibusiso Masina and Thabo Nodada celebrate Cape Town City's 2-0 win

Eric Tinkler is still not happy with his side’s performance.

Cape Town City advanced to the quarterfinals of the Telkom Knockout with a 2-0 extra-time win over Bloem Celtic.

But coach Eric Tinkler is still not happy with his side’s performance after their attack looked blunt in regular time and could only make the breakthrough after Celtic’s Tshepo Rikhotso was sent off eight minutes before the end of the second half of extra time.

Sibusiso Masina scored and Kabelo Mahlasela turned the ball into his own net at the end.

Tinkler, who said that he wanted his side to be more attacking ahead of the game was clearly not impressed.

He says: “It’s that final third that’s been our problem of late and I felt in the first 90 minutes it was a bit of the same really.

“It was only really in that second period of extra time that the spaces started to open and we caught them on the counter, but that’s also because of tired legs.

“Before that we really struggled to break them down, and defensively we were good tonight which was extremely important. That’s been our weakness over the last couple of games and defensively we’ve been conceding very cheap goals.

“Over the 90 minutes, not entirely impressed, don’t think we created enough, but we need to work on that, there’s still a lot of work that needs to be done but happy to get through to the next round.”

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