Absa Premiership

Ertugral calls for Ajax to deal with pressure

2018-04-20 21:05
Muhsin Ertugral (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town coach Muhsin Ertugral says he wants his team to deal with the pressure as their battle against relegation intensifies in the final weeks of the Absa Premiership campaign.

The Urban Warriors are locked in a fight for survival and currently occupy second last spot on the PSL standings. The Mother City-based outfit are set to face Baroka, Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs in their last three matches of the campaign.

Nonetheless, picking up some points against these clubs could make all the difference with SuperSport United, Polokwane City and Golden Arrows only just above them in the fight to stay in the top-flight.

"It is a pressure situation, so it is how we all act in extreme pressure situations, can we be calm and do those things that we work (on) or is it really only 50% because the pressure (kicks) in," Ertugral told reporters.

"We call up different things, we all know that when pressure comes in sometimes we make decisions that we ourselves don't understand why we did it. 

"I think the team plays for me, the last weeks, good football and not only good football, (our) home games (were) very successful."


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