Cape Town - Ted
Dumitru says that it is completely unfair to blame Shakes Mashaba or his
players for any failures when it comes to the national team.
as outspoken as ever on the issues facing the local game, says the brands of
football played by PSL clubs is too erratic.
is not fair to criticise the players, to say look they cannot put five passes
together, they cannot score, they are missing chances, they play long balls,”
he told Sport24.
makes no sense whatsoever to point the finger at Shakes!”
insists that the national team will never reach its potential as long as clubs
in South Africa continue to play an erratic brand of football that does not
suit the technical make-up of the country’s players.
criticism we can make of national coaches is that they don’t put enough effort
into convincing leadership that there should be a revised technical policy when
it comes to coaching quality.
the findings are clear: because of the physical build of players, because of
the speed of action, because of coordination – our players are suited to the
short, quick passing approach with a lot of movement. But let’s face it, how
many clubs are projecting that mentality?
is a huge, huge handicap!”