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Komphela wants to be 'within pressure'

2016-08-28 09:30
Steve Komphela and Eric Tinkler (Gallo Images)

As the pressure continues to mount Steve Komphela, the Kaizer Chiefs coach is adamant he wants to remain under pressure despite the club's poor start to the PSL season.

Komphela's side suffered a surprising 1-0 defeat to Cape Town City FC at Cape Town Stadium on Friday evening the an MTN8 Cup quarter-final clash.

The defeat added more pressure onto Komphela's reign at Chiefs following a midweek 2-1 loss to Bidvest Wits in their opening Absa Premiership.

"You know adaptation? Is what I don't want to go through," Komphela said after being questioned about feeling the pressure after their MTN8 Cup exit.

"I don't want to adapt to pressure that I don't end up feeling the pressure and as a result there wouldn't be any production.

"The essence of pressure is to push you to a certain level," Komphela continued. "But If you get to be under pressure for far too long you end up adapting to the conditions of pressure and it doesn't move you."

The Amakhosi supporters were left disappointed following their team's early Cup exit and messages are beginning to flood social media as to sack the former Maritzburg United coach.

However, Komphela is certainly not one to succumb to pressure and kept a cool head in the post match proceedings saying that he wants to remain in his surroundings where their is constant pressure.

"I want to be within pressure," Komphela said confidently. 

"But I think the environment (being the coach of Kaizer Chiefs) you get used to it... just focus on the job.

"Football is a funny business because if you focus on things that are on the outside you lose sight of the bigger picture, go and focus on the job."

With a two week break on the cards due to international fixtures, Komphela has sometime to get his ducks in a row before they take on Cavin Johnson's Platinum Stars in a league encounter on September 14.

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