Absa Premiership

Middendorp: 'Chiefs on right track, but must remain grounded'

2019-10-28 09:27
Ernst Middendorp
Ernst Middendorp (Getty Images)

Cape Town - After an impressive 2-0 win over Mamelodi Sundowns in the Absa Premiership on Sunday, Kaizer Chiefs head coach Ernst Middendorp admitted his side are on the right track but called for caution regarding their title aspirations.

Read more: Nurkovic brace sees Chiefs down Sundowns

Serb Samir Nurkovic returned from injury to score twice and hand Sundowns their first league defeat of the season as Amakhosi extended their lead at the top of the standings.

The German was full of praise for his side - who are undefeated in their last five competitive matches - but called for caution when discussing their chances of ending their trophy drought.

"It's only three points, but on the other hand for the club to build a brand and reputation of possessing a winning mentality is important," Middendorp told SuperSport TV.

"There are so-called ten habits of confident people, and I think we displayed this by showing confidence, taking action and by putting in a display with purpose. I think we're on the right track if everybody keeps their feet on the ground and not get ahead of ourselves.

"Our attention shifts to our next game on Saturday, a big game against Orlando Pirates where we are expecting another big crowd in Durban. So we'll prepare ourselves."

Compiled by Baden Gillion


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