Absa Premiership

CT City coach: 'Chiefs deserve to win'

2020-01-13 10:22
Jan Olde Riekerink
Jan Olde Riekerink (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Cape Town City coach Jan Olde Riekerink says his charges did well to create chances against Kaizer Chiefs but simply lacked the finishing touch.

The Citizens were thrashed 3-0 by the Absa Premiership leaders at FNB Stadium on Sunday after Leonardo Castro, Samir Nurkovic, and Eric Mathoho found the back of the net.

Despite the defeat, Riekerink was relatively pleased with his team's performance and praised their strong work ethic.

"Not so difficult, football is about scoring goals and if they score three and we score zero, it's good they deserve to win," Riekerink told SuperSport TV.

"We started not good, I don't know why, the composure, they were very motivated, they worked very hard. First five, to 15 minutes it was about the altitude or the weather, we were very tight and then we opened up.

"I think we got three very good opportunities, every game we play good we have great chances, today we did, so we have to go on but I have to make my team compliment for what we tried to achieve but in the end, we get three high balls, the same balls as against AmaZulu and there were three goals.

"Now we have two home games, I know what we can do. By some phases in the game we really played good football, we had good solutions and I'm happy to be the coach of the guys because they work hard. I have 100 per cent no question that, we have to finalise the game and not only play good football.

"I trust my team, I like the way they work, only today three high balls, three goals and we played better, but it's not points, so sometimes that's also a way to win the game."

It will not get any easier for Riekerink's charges as Cape Town City welcome Bidvest Wits to Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.

Kick-off will be at 18:00.

- TeamTalk Media

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