Johannesburg - Platinum Stars were relieved to walk away
with a point draw against Bloemfontein Celtic, according to head coach Allan
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Stars had lost three of their previous four games, all
against Kaizer Chiefs, in league and cup fixtures.
"I told them to look for a result, but with one point
I'm not going to complain," Freese said.
"After all the losses, this draw has settled the team
and we'll take it."
Celtic were a force up front throughout the match, but neither
of the sides were accurate enough, with Stars also failing to capitalise on the
opportunities they created.
While their hosts were satisfied with a share of the points,
the visitors were disappointed not to make use of their multitude of chances.
"In the second half, after changing the structure, I
think we could have got three or fours goals," said Celtic assistant coach
"They (Stars) were good in the first half. They really
put us under presssure.
"Once we settled and changed the structure in the
second half it was much better, but you have to take your chances if you want
the three points.
"We're definitely not happy with one point."
Celtic head coach Ernst Middendorp was banished to the
stands in the second half, but he continued to shout instructions to the
players on the field and the support staff on the bench.
The German mentor was also seen protesting the decision
after the match.
"It's a bit strange that the one-time our coach steps
just outside his technical area he gets sent off," Davids said.
"It has to be fair for both sides. The other coach
(Freese) also stepped out and we'll have to look into it."
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Freese said his players looked forward to the two-week
break, due to the Fifa international window, with the next round of league
matches to be played on September 13.
"All the guys who are injured will have time to
recover, so the next game we play we might have a full squad," Freese
"Today we were missing a couple of players and we had
to change the way we play to accommodate that, so the break will be