Posted: 7 April 2018 Time: 17:54
Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela claims his side lacked energy in their 3-0 defeat to Chippa United.
AmaKhosi's slim title hopes looked to have been snuffed out after they were out-muscled by the men from Port Elizabeth at the FNB Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Komphela admitted that his side lacked inspiration and energy and suggested that maybe it was fatigue.
“That’s exactly what we said in the dressing room [that we were lacklustre] our body language... one has to consider that this is our third match in seven days but it’s no excuse everybody goes through that,” the under fire Amakhosi coach told SuperSport TV.
“I thought we lacked energy. You could see from our actions and reactions we were always second best. In a match like this where people are opportunistic and they have luck on their side, you hardly win matches of this calibre.
“If you look at our first goal it’s an error at the back. It looked like someone had put a pause on us and said 'pause, don’t move' and then went in and scored. The second and third goal as well. Obviously, you start to see that there’s no energy.
“Take it on the chin and accept that they won the match 3-0 they deserve it. Could it had been better? For sure.”
Komphela went further to explain his substitutions during the loss, having been forced into his third and final change just after the hour mark.
“You are one-nil down, you’re chasing a match, do you bring in a defender? We have done this before. In matches where we are coming from behind all our subs are offensive. The introduction of an offensive player against Teenage [Hadebe] was purely to change the match. Tower [Eric Mathoho and Teenage] was forced [substitutions]," he added.
The former Free State Stars and Maritzburg United coach says he’s induced by calls from some section of the supporters who want to see him sacked.
“You don’t have to be emotional in football, you still have to apply your rationale. This is a time to be together and become one unit. If they [fans] don’t blame me who are they going to blame?."
Article by: Staff Reporter
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Publish date : 2018-04-07 15:54:06