Phakaaathi Reporter
1 minute read
28 Jul 2019
11:24 am

Middendorp rues missed chances in Chiefs’ derby loss

Phakaaathi Reporter

Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp believes that with better finishing his side could have won Saturday's Soweto derby against Orlando Pirates.

Ernst Middendorp, coach of Kaizer Chiefs during the 2019 Carling Black Label Cup match between Kaizer Chiefs and orlando Pirates at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on the 27 July 2019 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

This comes after Bucs beat Amakhosi 2-0 to claim the Carling Black Label Cup at FNB Stadium.

“The result is definitely not the one we were looking for,” Middendorp told SuperSport TV after the game.

“We had the opportunities to score at least two goals. And the goals we conceded were from our own mistakes.

“Next time the players will be sharper. They were only in training for two days before being voted in. This was a handicap for us. But this is soccer. We have to heed it. Even in the second half, we produced many opportunities and could have equalised at least.”

“We definitely will try to find the core, from the goalkeeper to the centre-back position. We will work hard in the last days of pre-season to work on our setup before the Highlands Park game,” concluded the German coach.


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