Cape Town - Maritzburg
United coach Fadlu Davids says he won't throw the baby out with the
bathwater, after the club's promising start to the season seems to have
The Team of Choice are now six matches without a win although they
did start the campaign strongly with victories over Mamelodi Sundowns
and Ajax Cape Town. Recent defeats to Kaizer Chiefs and a poor showing
in a loss to Free State Stars has seen them drop to eighth in the
Nonetheless, Davids takes the view that pressing the panic button is
the wrong choice, and that getting back to basics on the training ground
is the order of the day.
He told the club's official website: "Up to now the performances have
been fantastic. I don't think any of the games that we have played
until now - whether it was MTN or whether it was the league - we have
not had anything but fantastic performances.
"We have to take it on the chin. These games come where you have
three, four of your crucial players not really in form. It happens. If
one player does not have a good game then you need the others to step
up, if nobody is really taking charge, feeling the game.
"Then, of course, it's better to try and grind the result, to try to
keep it 0-0 or score a goal if you can. We have more time now, two weeks
to really work on the training ground, that's the only way its going to
"If you look at it objectively, we played Chiefs, we played Pirates,
and we had fantastic performances. All our performances until the Stars
game have been good. Realistically we have been really good. Now it's a
case of reset.
"I take it as one bad performance, which we have to correct. I can
accept that out of eight games, we had one bad game. Let's move on,
let's work on it."