Cape Town - SuperSport
United captain Dean Furman says it was a let-down to allow Kaizer
Chiefs to equalise in their 1-1 draw at the FNB Stadium on Wednesday.
Thabo Mnyamane gave Matsatsantsa the lead on the half-an-hour mark before George Lebese levelled the scores a minute later.
Furman does not want a repeat of their lapse in concentration against
Orlando Pirates in the Telkom Knockout semi-final on Saturday.
"We worked so hard with the coach on critical phases, to stay tuned in at critical times," he told SuperSport.
"I think to let in a goal 30 seconds after working so hard for the
opening goal is a major disappointment for us. So that is something we
really have to focus on. Those critical phases, normally we are very
good at them. So to let in a goal like that was a bit of a sucker punch.
"I think our quality in the first half was actually very good. The
game became a bit scrappy in the second half. Overall the main
disappointment, we lost our focus after scoring a goal and let them back
into the game so easily.
"Another huge game, they're coming in thick and fast at the moment.
It is a huge month for us and there is nothing bigger than a semi-final
at this stage against Pirates."
Stuart Baxter's men next welcome Orlando Pirates to the Mbombela Stadium in a Telkom Knockout semi-final clash on Saturday, then face league-leaders Bidvest Wits away.
Kick off is at 18:00.