Absa Premiership

Tinkler defends derby tactics

2015-03-09 07:22
Eric Tinkler (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler said he has absolutely no regrets after deciding to play just one striker during the Soweto Derby against Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday.

Read: Chiefs, Bucs share spoils at FNB

Both teams failed to score a goal on the afternoon but Tinkler does not think his tactics had a significant impact on the outcome of the result, although his team did not achieve the desired result.

“The thinking behind playing the one striker was because of the opposition,” said a satisfied Tinkler after the match.

“We couldn’t afford to be crowded in the middle. I think it worked.”

Much of debate ahead of the match centred around the fact that Lehlohonolo Majoro started ahead of Kermit Erasmus, who many felt had done enough to secure a spot in the matchday eleven this week.

"We started with ‘Major’ because he was fresher [because of a three-game suspension] after the amount of games we have played in a short space of time," said Tinkler.


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