Absa Premiership

Davids to 'reset' Maritzburg during international break

2017-10-06 11:13
Fadlu Davids (Gallo Images)

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 fizzled out.

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 Premiership.

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 get better.

"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."

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