Absa Premiership

Erasmus bemoans insufficient ball supply

2015-09-23 12:48
Kermit Erasmus (Gallo Images)

Polokwane - Following their disappointing goalless draw against Polokwane City, Orlando Pirates striker Kermit Erasmus said they failed to beat Rise and Shine due to their lack of adequate ball supply to the front men which resulted in them not breaking the deadlock.

The Buccaneers poor start to the 2015/16 Absa Premiership campaign continued as they shared the spoils with City at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

The Port Elizabeth born forward was playing as a lone striker on the night and has admitted that it was much tougher for him out there as he did not get enough support inside the box to penetrate the Rise and Shine defence.

Erasmus, 25, also hinted that the Soweto giants did not do enough to create the goal scoring opportunities on the night.

“Football is all about creating enough chances and I think we were not good enough at that," said Erasmus.

“We were not creating enough chances for our front men and I was playing as a lone striker.

“It’s always difficult to play as a lone striker because the support you get is not sufficient and sometimes it’s always lacking.

“And sometimes it comes so late but it’s one of those things."

Pirates will switch their focus to the upcoming CAF Confederation Cup semi-final first leg clash against Al Ahly of Egypt at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday, September 26 and Erasmus believes that they have enough time to try and remedy their final touches inside the box.

“Definitely there is enough time for us to put a remedy on that," he says.

“All our strikers are sharp at the moment and it’s now all about creating those chances and for us to finish them.

“Like I did against Polokwane City which was ruled out for offside.”

Kick-off is at 18:00.


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