Marques: We wanted it more

2015-03-23 13:10
Zeca Marques (Supplied)
Zeca Marques (Supplied)

Cape Town - Black Leopards coach Zeca Marques believes his side's shock 2-1 victory over Kaizer Chiefs in the Nedbank Cup came from having more desire than their opponents.

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The National First Division side surprised the nation by knocking the Premiership leaders out of the competition.

"We knew that with this mindset, we always had a chance because cup games is always about that the element of surprise. It's about the team which wants it most," Marques said.

"I think overall in the end, we wanted it most. In the beginning we were a bit nervy. The nerves were there, we could not settle down.

"We worked so hard this week to prevent the set-pieces goals and we just could not get it right.

"But the most important part was bouncing back straight away. I think we played much better football, we were more open.

"The players realised that we had to push forward, there was a sense of belief and that's important.

"If you come here and concede a late goal against Chiefs some players would drop their heads, but our players showed a lot of character by bouncing back strong and we scored a second goal at the perfect time of the game."

Marques was quick to give his players and support staff the plaudits for the sensational win.

"The compliments needs to go to the players, they deserve the win, they deserve the accolades, they worked hard at training," he added.

"My technical team, without them this success won't be here so far. I'm delighted for everyone at Leopards because it is not easy coming to Chiefs and getting a victory here."

The NFD side will go in to the quarter finals of the competition full of confidence after already beating arguably the best team in the country.


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