Absa Premiership

Middendorp: 'It's not always about how you play'

2019-03-04 10:31
Ernst Middendorp
Ernst Middendorp

Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp admitted his side conceded soft goals in their 3-2 victory over Highlands Park but was keen to stress the importance of claiming all three points on offer.

Amakhosi claimed the lead through Bernard Parker in the 39th minute, only for Bevan Fransman to level matters just two minutes later.

Chiefs reclaimed the lead shortly after the half-time break thanks to Leonardo Castro, before Dumisani Zuma doubled their advantage on 71 minutes. The Lions of the North refused to lie down, though, as Lesenya Ramoraka reduced the deficit in the 77th minute to set up a tense finish to the encounter.

"The match was tough. Credit goes to Highlands Park," Middendorp said after the match. "They really gave us a run for our money.

"It's not always about how you play, it is about getting the points in the bag. We're at that stage of the season where points matter most.

"We conceded soft goals but, when you score more goals than the opponent, it is easier to work on the mistakes.

"We will take these three points and go back to the training grounds to prepare for our next match."

 

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