Cape Town - George Maluleka admits Kaizer Chiefs were not as comfortable
against Cape Town City on Sunday as the 3-0 scoreline would suggest.
Goals from Leonardo Castro, Samir Nurkovic, and Eric Mathoho
secured another victory for Amakhosi to help them extend their lead at the top
of the Absa Premiership standings to nine points.
However, Maluleka conceded that the Soweto giants didn't
exactly set the world alight with their performance at FNB Stadium, where the
unyielding heat also played its part.
"I think we fought very hard today, it was a little bit
slow and lethargic in the first half but the coach got on our backs at
half-time and we had to lift it up a bit in the second-half and this is what we
did," Maluleka told SuperSport TV.
"It was a bit hot today so we took things a little bit
slow you know, we tried to keep hold of the ball a little more but we did it
very slow, we did it in a slow manner. We didn't move the ball quick enough.
"There were times we could have gone forward but we
went backwards too many negative passes. I think second-half we improved a
little bit more, today wasn't one of our best games but you know we're happy
for the three points."
He added: "There's a lot more belief, there's a lot
more togetherness. There was togetherness back then but I think now we're a lot
more together and we're going towards the same goal, we know what we want.
"And you know this is a big brand, if you don't bring
trophies it becomes a problem. It's all about these people that are here today
to support us.
"We want trophies, we want positive results, we want to
play good football and 2020 is a special year for the club as you know, with
their 50th anniversary, the chairman, the staff, the family at Kaizer Chiefs.
So we want to make sure that we bring something home."
- TeamTalk Media