Jali: I have no beef with Krol

2010-12-07 14:50

Johannesburg - Andile Jali has rubbished suggestions that he is on bad terms with Orlando Pirates coach Ruud Krol.

The midfielder was substituted during Bucs' 3-0 defeat to Kaizer Chiefs in the Telkom Knockout final on Saturday night and headed straight to the dressing room in disgust.

When asked about the young Bafana Bafana star's response to being replaced, Krol said: "Jali was upset that I changed him because he wasn't doing what I wanted him to, but that is his problem, not mine."

However, Jali insists he was not angry at his coach's decision, but rather the way Pirates were playing in the Soweto derby.

He told the club's official website: "That is a big match and of course, I did not want to come off. But I am not the coach.

"I have to respect the coach - if he felt he had to bring in somebody who could do the business for the team then it is fine with me.

"I went into the changing room just to cool off because I hate losing - it is not that I was angry with the coach or anything."

When asked why Vladimir Vermezovic's men had the upper hand, Jali said: "I do not think Chiefs were superior than us the first goal they scored was a mistake we committed at the back and they pounced on it.

"In big matches you cannot make mistakes because it kills you if you are not very strong."

However, the midfielder feels his team-mates will bounce back.

"They scored the second goal from a good counter attack and that was basically it. We are a strong team and we will come back from this... we can play against anybody and we can also win," he added.

"Maybe next time we have to be more organized and keep our shape when we go forward. We also created very little goal scoring chances, but it is okay." 


  • Mzansisoka - 2010-12-07 15:07

    Dear Andile Jali... You are a big headed prick and heaing towards the way of Teko and the Steve Lekoeleas! Don't get fame get to your head boy. No one is bigger than the team. Why do you think Messi is such a great player? Humility and more humility!

      Zukisani - 2010-12-08 09:44

      dear mzansisoka what are u talking about ?a player not being on form doesn't mean he is arrogant , steve lekolea was arrogant yes, how does teko fit in , in this topic unless u have a story that can be published about him misbehaving , i hv played the game i would have done the same thing Andile did, losing by 3 goals to kaizer chiefs fr the second time in two weeks that is too much, it is embarrassing because outcomes of a derby are always recorded and never forgotten for a player to be in the receiving end can also be too much fr him

  • dee.shabalala - 2010-12-07 17:04

    Dear Andile Jali, Better players have came before you and will come before you, we got over Tso Vilakazi, we got over Steve Lekoleo, we got over Okonkwo, we got over Leremi, these were big name players, they are all gone but we are still here, continue disrespecting the ghost and we will get over you as well.

  • sandile.diko - 2010-12-08 13:45

    The praises we had made about the young are quickly geeting to his head! Krol was right by substituting him he was no where on the field of play, then a chance must be given to somebody else who will provide strength to the team. As for going straight to the dressing room, thats pure arrogance and disrespect to the coach! I am suprised that today there are still players that think they cannot be substituted! Even Messi and Ronaldo do get susbstituted, the best in the world! Andile please humble yourself boy otherwise you heading to the wrong direction!

  • karabosebopa - 2010-12-08 14:54

    Jali needs to be told that he was overshadowed by a group of midfielders that are far experienced than him; Yeye, Dladla, Negomasha and Shabba are not small boys. He should be humble enough to admit that Chiefs were a far better team on the day, everybody else accepts that; what makes him think he is different??

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