Absa Premiership

Bartlett rues 'school boy errors'

2016-05-06 08:09
Shaun Bartlett (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - University of Pretoria coach Shaun Bartlett was left disappointed by his side's performance against newly-crowned Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns on Wednesday.

Struggling AmaTuks' 3-0 loss to 'Downs at Tuks Stadium left them second from the bottom in the league standings with 21 points from 28 games.

"It was very disappointing the performance and we had to wait for 75 minutes to start playing," Bartlett said after the match.

"We knew the quality side we were coming against and we planned certain things to counter that but we didn't do that. We made school boy mistakes, very basic mistakes and we can't afford to do that against a quality side like Mamelodi Sundowns.

"The result again has put us in a difficult position. As I said to the players the worst scenario now is to fight for the 15th position and the last position is not where we want to stay."

Tuks will travel to Limpopo to face Polokwane City on May 11 before ending their campaign against Golden Arrows at home.

"We have one week to prepare, enough time to recover," Bartlett added. "It was very disappointing the last two games which were like cup finals.

"We need to make sure we keep the players to the level they are supposed to be and continue fighting. The players must also take ownership and responsibility for what they are supposed to do on the field of play."

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