Absa Premiership

Igesund bemoans poor defence

2015-09-28 08:23
Gordon Igesund (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - SuperSport United coach Gordon Igesund blasted his team's defending after a 3-1 demolition at the hands of Platinum Stars on Saturday afternoon.

Second-half goals from Robert Ng'ambi, Bongi Ntuli and Sibusiso Msomi secured the points while Jeremy Brockie scored the consolation for United at Lucas Moripe Stadium.

Dreadful defending was United's downfall, with the disjointed backline exposed by the enterprising play of Dikwena.

After investing heavily in big name stars in the transfer window, United have faltered this season, losing three consecutive games in the Premiership. 

Matsatsantsa have one win, two draws and three losses in the league as they languish in the bottom half of the table.

"Our defence was shocking today really shocking. We can't defend like that. It was just too easy for them," Igesund said after the game.

"We have to be able to rely on our defence. I am hugely disappointed. It's a game we should have won." 

"We have to try change things around. The players know that they are under big pressure. Every time we seem to make an error we get punished.

"We are good enough to get out of the situation, but today we weren't very good. The players were so desperate to win the match that we forgot our responsibilities at the back.

"At this level we have to deal with these things better."

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