Absa Premiership

Larsen expected tough game

2015-03-09 08:14
Clinton Larsen (Supplied)

Cape Town - Bloemfontein Celtic coach Clinton Larsen was satisfied with the manner in which his team countered adversity during the 1-0 victory against Bidvest Wits on Friday night.

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Larson, who has had to negotiate a delicate transition at the club, said the Wits fixture was always going to be a tough one for his team, especially after the Students beat defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns just days before that.

“We expected a tough game,” Larsen told the Sunday Independent.

“We watched them against Sundowns and they dominated that game. We warned our players that Wits had a tendency of settling very quickly in their home games.

“It was important for us to be compact in defence. We didn’t to leave any room for them to exploit,” added Larsen.

The win helped Celtic consolidate their position in the top half of the Premiership standings, as they moved up to sixth and naturally Larson was wholly satisfied with the manner in which his players conducted themselves during the fixture.

“Wits couldn’t break us in the middle, and that’s why they made use of long balls to connect with their strikers up front. I am happy we contained them,” added Larsen.

“The guys are now playing with more confidence and that is good. They are no longer afraid to make mistakes and it has worked out just fine,” said Larsen.


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