Absa Premiership

Komphela admits to stressful period at Chiefs

2016-12-15 10:32
Steve Komphela (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela was not happy with his side's toothless performance in their 1-1 draw with Bloemfontein Celtic in their league encounter on Wednesday.

Amakhosi have now equalled their longest streak of nine consecutive matches without victory, which was set in the 2001/2 campaign and Komphela admits that his side are suffering from a lack of confidence following their loss to Chippa United.

"It was a very tense match, especially at the beginning," he said in the post-match interview.

"Obviously you bring your previous result into (the match). The beginning was tense and you could see the energy was not there, the players were not as fluid."

"Towards the end [it was also tense] because it is human nature to have at the back of your mind that we should not lose this one.

"I think our final third entries needed to have a little bit more finesse. It's stressful, it's a period that we want to come out of and we could have today and we didn't so we have to move on again and look at the next one," he added.

Towards the closing stages of the affair, a faction of Chiefs fans voice their displeasure with the Soweto giants' mentor and when asked if a draw was better than a loss - Komphela highlighted that his side have drawn too many games in the league already, with six of their 13 games ending in a stalemate.

"We are here to win. A draw at Chiefs is not enough. We've only lost three (but we've had) too many draws," he said

"And people will tell you that we are sick and tired of draws. The difference between winning and drawing is not taking that chance or the goalkeeper pulling a save but as a coach you have to stand up and own up."

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