City’s missed chance

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November 30, 2016
City’s missed chance

UNIMPRESSED: Eric Tinkler

Coach slams team's poor performance.

Eric Tinkler has demanded Cape Town City to show more ruthlessness.

His side failed to punish 10-man Kaizer Chiefs in Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw at Soccer City, even though the point took the City Boys back to the top of the PSL standings.

And the boss wants his manne to come out firing in tomorrow night’s clash with Wits, who will be desperate to bounce back from their first league defeat on Tuesday night.

City were outplayed by Steve Komphela’s stuttering Chiefs in the first half and took an early lead through Mitchell Katsvairo before Sibusiso Khumalo was sent off in the 28th minute.

But the Cape side could not add to Matt Sims’ 53rd-minute deflected equaliser, with Lehlohonolo Majoro missing out on a chance to haunt his old club.

The former Bafana Bafana midfielder says: “[Wits] are much stronger to be honest and if we come out the way we did [against Chiefs], we will be punished.

“This is a hard lesson for the boys. They’re probably still thinking about what happened over the weekend and the positive result we got there.

“But really, we should have come here for three and not one.”

Tinkler felt his team didn’t show the hunger and energy to get the better of a Chiefs side that have drawn four of their last five PSL games.

He says: “[It was] frustrating to be honest. First half I thought we were really bad. Extremely disappointing first half.

“We couldn’t keep the ball, we couldn’t apply the press, we conceded the goal very sloppily in the first three minutes of the game and we looked extremely lethargic in the first half. I was not impressed by that.

“Second-half was a comedy of errors from us. When you’re playing against ten you need to spread the ball wide and we’re still trying to penetrate through the middle. That’s the frustrating part. For me this is more like two points lost rather than one point gained because I think this was a day when we should have come here and collected all three points.”

“Obviously once they went to ten we thought we needed to be a little bit more offensive and change our formation instead of the two holding.”

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