Absa Premiership

Johnson: 'AmaZulu need to find 3 points from somewhere'

2019-09-16 14:38
Cavin Johnson (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Under-fire AmaZulu coach Cavin Johnson admits his team 'have to get three points somewhere' soon if he is to keep hold of his job.

With Clinton Larsen having been sacked as head coach of Chippa United, Johnson must be fearing for his job next with Usuthu rooted to the bottom of the table and without a win this season.

Johnson has come under further pressure after his side played to a 1-1 draw with Golden Arrows on Saturday. And the 60-year-old cut a visibly agitated figure at the post-match press conference

"As a coach you have to be frustrated, every team wants to have three points, every match you always want three points, and I'm no different," Johnson said.

"We have to get three points somewhere and it has to turn somewhere, whether it turns now or in two games' time. I'm not a football god. If I had a telephone number I would tell you when it's going to change.

"I know we spend a hell of a lot of time on the football field, we also spend a hell of a lot of time on different aspects of the game, on how to control the match and how to win it.

"When the ball doesn't roll for you, you can do what you want to, we just have to carry on with what we've been trained to do as coaches, and help players to get into different positions, try to improve them.

"For sure my team plays a good brand of football, but when you don't get results you've got to fight as a coach to get everyone in the team to be behind you. When they are behind you, the team will flourish all the time."

Johnson's job gets no easier as his side face a tough assignment against top-of-the-table Kaizer Chiefs at King Zwelithini Stadium on September 24.

Kick-off is at 15:00.

- TeamTalk Media

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