Absa Premiership

GI: We want to play good football

2015-09-08 17:00
Gordon Igesund (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Ahead of his team's crunch match against Kaizer Chiefs this weekend, SuperSport United coach Gordon Igesund insists that he wants his side to play good football.

Igesund, who is a four-time league winning coach, has always had to fend off criticism of the way his team's play their football, often being accused of using a long-ball or counter-attacking style.

Although the critics have never really bothered him in the past as he has filled up his medal cabinet at home, Igesund believes he has the players at Matsatsantsa that like to play keep possession.

The former Orlando Pirates and Sundowns coach admits that his team have not yet found their fluency in the first three matches of the season but it will get better as  more players get integrated into the squad.

Igesund said on Goal website: "We still haven't got the fluency I am looking for but neither have any of the other clubs. We still have players like [Issaka] Cernak who is totally new to the team. Dean Furman is still trying to fit in.

"In our last couple of games we kept possession well and were very patient. The one game we had 80 per cent possession. So we do keep possession and we have the pace to counter-attack. But we don't want to be a counter-attacking team.

"We want to play good football like I know we can."

SuperSport take on Steve Komphela's men at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Saturday, September 12.

Kick-off is at 18:00.

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