Cape Town - Ajax Cape Town goalkeeper
Anssi Jaakkola says their lack of concentration is the reasoning for their reoccurring 'silly' mistakes.
The Urban Warriors have
been struggling in their defensive duties which Jaakkola
voiced his concerns to.
Ajax’s goalless draw
against Kaizer Chiefs at the FNB Stadium was just their second clean sheet in their
last 10 Absa Premiership games.
According to the
club’s official website, Jaakkola admits that they have been conceding stupid
“During the first half, I don’t think we actually came out
of the changing room, but the second half we did manage to create a few chances
and almost won the game,” said the shot stopper.
“We still make too many mistakes as a team, we lose the ball
too easily and when it comes to counter attacking, in those situations we are
still too exposed and very vulnerable.
“These are things that we need to get rid of because it has
been costing us games the entire season especially the ones we could have
“There were like five games that we conceded stupid goals
and lost the ball too easily, allowing the other team to counter attack. The
games where we didn’t have much to worry about like Platinum
“Stars at home, we just seem to have this one thing about
our game where we make silly mistakes.
“Maybe our concentration isn’t where it should be because
the players seem to be accepting these mistakes game after game, it’s costing
us points and it looks like it is going to cost us the top eight. It is something
that we need to fix,” Jaakkola stressed.