Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs captain Siphiwe Tshabalala has defended his team's performance against Polokwane City on Tuesday, stating that the 1-1 draw was "not a train smash".
Eric Mathoho opened the scoring for Amakhosi in the first-half before Puleng Tlolane equalised for Rise and Shine after the break at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.
The defending Premiership champions have yet to hit the ground running this term, with two draws and a win in the league so far.
"It is always difficult when you have to play with a lot of opposing teams," Tshabalala told Chiefs' website.
"We are the defending champions and they always make it a point to make things hard for us.
"This is part of the game and we try our level best to get positive results.
"It is still the beginning of the season and we have not lost yet.
"Yes, we have dropped a few points, but keep in mind that we have not lost and that is on its own a positive thing.
"We will get by, it is not a train smash."
The Glamour Boys now turn their attentions towards the MTN8 semi-final second leg against Bloemfontein Celtic at the FNB Stadium on Saturday, where Chiefs hold an away-goal advantage after the 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture.