Absa Premiership

Larsen: Small targets to success

2015-10-29 08:15
Clinton Larsen (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bloemfontein Celtic coach Clinton Larsen believes the club can achieve their lofty ambitions by setting short-term targets throughout the season.

Larsen is looking to sail into unchartered waters with Phunya Sele Sele as they attempt to break into the top-four for the first time in the Absa Premiership era.

The Free State outfit have twice finished fifth under his guidance - in 2011 and 2013 - although they did come in third back in 1985 before the league was reformed.

Larsen's side are currently fifth in the top-flight standings after winning four of their opening eight games this term, and the 44-year-old is confident of reaching their goal by breaking up the campaign into five-match segments.

"As a club we sat down at the beginning of the season and we identified where we'd like to see ourselves," Larsen told SuperSport.

"We'd like to see ourselves breaking into the top three-four teams in the league which we've never done before.

"We feel we are building a team that we can start to achieve that and once you are around third-fourth position you put yourself in contention to start challenging for the league title.

"And that is exactly where we want to see ourselves in the next 12 to 24 months. I think we are on the right track.

"What we are doing is basically looking at short-term targets. If we can pick up nine points from five games, we believe that getting 54 points could see us in the top three or four.

"We achieved that in the first five games by getting 10 points and we've played three games in the second series of five games and picked up four.

"So we are still on track to achieve our target in the next two games. We'll take them one at a time, however."

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