Johannesburg - SuperSport United coach Gordon Igesund has heaped praise on his players for picking up all three points against Platinum Stars.
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Matsatsantsa have been under constant verbal attack from supporters who are still bitter about the team’s showing in the early stages of the season.
But the team showed “character” on Saturday when they went behind to an early goal from Dikwena’s Gift Sithole, but responded through an own goal and a second-half double from striker Bradley Grobler.
According to Igesund the past few days have been all about work for him and his backroom staff, but he believes the players have shown grit in coming out with the win.
“I am happy we were able to come back into the game,” the coach said on the club's website.
“The players showed a lot of character and spirit. It was evident that the players wanted it more and I am pleased with the outcome because Platinum Stars did not make it easy for us and we worked hard for the win.”
Although getting maximum points, the Matsatsantsa mentor still believes that there is still a lot of work that still needs to be done in order to get the team into the top half of the Absa Premiership table.
“We are not going to get carried away following this win.”
“We still have a lot of work to do and you could see in certain areas especially defensively the gap between the middle and back was far too big and you can only work on that with time. Overall I think we deserved to win the game.”
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United are in 12th position with six points in the standings.
Igesunds charges will now have a two-week break to prepare for their next match against Bloemfontein Celtic which will be a home game for Matsatsantsa.
Kick-off is scheduled for 20:15.