Absa Premiership

Bartlett: We have to continue to work

2016-02-08 08:46
Shaun Bartlett (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - University of Pretoria coach Shaun Bartlett lamented his player's poor execution after the 1-0 loss to Orlando Pirates on Saturday.

Bartlett is still searching for his first victory since taking over AmaTuks, after two losses and a draw.

The Buccaneers secured maximum points at the Tuks Stadium following a 70th-minute goal from Thabo Matlaba. 

Bartlett was frustrated after conceding from a situation they had been preparing for during the week.

"It's always disappointing when you taught the players all week, you showed them the danger players, then one mistake again, not tracking back and allowing the space, and we got punished," Bartlett told Soccer Laduma.

"Once again on the other side, when you create chances you need to be more clinical. When we have chances like that, one needs to go in. 

"Little things again we have to continue to work on. The players sometimes just get over-excited. They do all the hard work getting it into the final third, but then we need to be a bit more composed.

"You can't shoot on goal if you're not even looking at the ball. These things obviously need to get a lot better."


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Free State Stars v SuperSport United, Goble Park 19:30
Mamelodi Sundowns v Maritzburg United, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 19:30
Friday, 15 December 2017
Cape Town City FC v AmaZulu FC, Cape Town Stadium 20:00
Saturday, 16 December 2017
Mamelodi Sundowns v Bloemfontein Celtic, Loftus Versfeld Stadium 15:30
Chippa United v Polokwane City, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 15:30
Free State Stars v Orlando Pirates, Goble Park 18:00
Wits v Platinum Stars, Bidvest Stadium 20:15
Kaizer Chiefs v Ajax Cape Town, Moses Mabhida Stadium 20:15
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.