Johannesburg - Platinum Stars coach Alan Freese was full of praise for his side after their 2-0 win away at Mpumalanga Black Aces.Platinum Stars coach Alan Freese said he had always been confident his team would make a quick recovery following a 2-0 defeat against Chiefs in the first-leg MTN8 semi-final over the week-end. "A heart-to-heart talk with the players as to what went wrong against Chiefs has put us back on course and we were able to put this to good effect and control the game against Aces," Freese said. "We're back to fourth place in the log now and that is where Stars belong as one of the championship contenders. "It has also given us renewed motivation and confidence for the second-leg encounter against Chiefs on Sunday and we're not going to surrender the MTN8 title without a fight."Making up a two-goal leeway away from home against Chiefs is a pretty tough undertaking, but we have beaten them in the past and we can do it again." added the Dikwena boss.Freese said he was also delighted by the way new signing Ndumiso Mabena had fitted into the Stars' line-up and hoped the former Orlando Pirates striker would continue his scoring feats against Chiefs.