Relieved De Sa looking for better performances

2017-11-03 08:23
Roger de Sa (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Platinum Stars coach Roger De Sa was subjected to contrasting emotions when his men registered their first victory of this season.

Dikwena halted their winless streak in the Absa Premiership courtesy of a Vuyo Mere strike which garnered De Sa’s troops a massive win over Ajax Cape Town at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace.

De Sa was elated and frustrated at the same time. Though he was delighted with maximum, the same can’t be said about the performances of his charges.

“It’s good to get the monkey off your back. First of all is nice that a win is there now. It puts us in touch with the teams that are above us. Now we got to get going. I think it’s now four games without a loss hopefully we keep that consistency. It’s good for us. We have just to keep going now,” said De Sa.

“Last night’s performance was the worst performance since I have been here and we go and win. Football is crazy. It’s the way it goes. They hit the crossbar and Dino Visser made a world class save towards the end. We also missed. We should have killed the game. It’s three vital points and a very tough game. We are very relieved.”  

De Sa is hoping that his men will continue winning when they host Bloemfontein Celtic in the Telkom Knockout quarterfinals at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace this coming Saturday.

“We need to be a lot better than we did last night. It’s a cup game so the focus will change a little bit. It’s going to be some tired legs and we probably have to rotate some players. We can’t keep going with the same guys. We are going to be tested for depth. We have to be more focused on the league. We are still at the bottom,” said De Sa.

"We have to get a couple of good results. We have to be a lot better to beat Celtic. I think Celtic is a confident team. They are buzzing as well. We have to raise our game."

Kick off is at 15:30.

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