Tinkler proud in Cup exit



September 19, 2016
Tinkler proud in Cup exit

PLEASE: City's boss Eric Tinkler

City's goalless draw against Wits was not enough to change their luck.

Cape Town City coach Eric Tinkler looked for the positives after his side’s MTN8 semifinal exit.

Saturday’s goalless draw with Wits at Cape Town Stadium was not enough to turn around the 3-0 deficit from the first leg.

But Tinkler was proud that his team could hold their own in this match after coming into the clash on a two-game losing streak.

After the match, Tinkler said: “Overall, first half we struggled, they put us under a hell of a lot of pressure, we struggled to create any combinations, we couldn’t keep the ball for more than three or four passes and we created very little.

“Second half I thought we made good changes and we started to play a little bit more direct and it worked for us and we started to get those chances.

“Proud of the boys, it’s not easy to come from a 3-0 deficit in the first leg but they showed character tonight.

“It would have been nice to get a goal at the end but it’s good that we didn’t concede against a team like Wits so I’m proud of the performance of the boys.”

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