Maritzburg United might have got away with a win in their DStv Premiership clash with Marumo Gallants on Wednesday, but the Team of Choice head coach Ernst Middedorp was not pleased with his side’s display.
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Maritzburg got the winning goal late in the game at the Harry Gwala Stadium, courtesy of former French youth international Amadou Soukouna.
This saw the KwaZulu-Natal outfit register back to back wins having edged Baroka FC 1-0 in their previous match.
With only four games played, Middedorp believes the wins will help the team gain confidence as he tries to find the right combinations with a number of new players in his squad.
“It was definitely not a game from a soccer (point of view) you would want to watch again. The quality was not there in a way that we would want to see it,” said Middendorp.
“But I mentioned before the game that we have six new players in the line-up. You could see the connection is not there, the individual belief to provide a certain performance. I know I see the players at training and they do much better.
“But it’s good, this is what happens in soccer at the beginning of the season … it’s about collecting points. It’s about building confidence and going step by step. I think we played four games, two home and two away and in total we have six points, I think it’s a fantastic result.”
Maritzburg will be looking to make it three victories in a row when they travel to Tshwane for a meeting with SuperSport United on Saturday.