Absa Premiership

'No need to panic' for Larsen and Chippa

2019-03-05 14:08
Clinton Larsen (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Chippa United coach Clinton Larsen said he and his team won't panic after the Chilli Boys suffered their first defeat under their new mentor at the weekend.

The Port-Elizabeth based team went down 1-0 to Supersport United on Sunday as Chippa had their first loss under Larsen after six games in charge.

The defeat also left the Chilli Boys still deep in a relegation scrap as they sit only above the drop zone on goal difference after accumulating 20 points from 22 games so far.

Larsen though insists they are still positive and outlined his objectives for the remaining eight games of the season.

In quotes published on Kickoff, Larsen said: "We understand we can't and won't win them all, but if we can keep performing well we can definitely win more matches.

"We have improved in the last five weeks, there's no need to panic, the team was in a worse situation and that time we were panicking."

The former Golden Arrows mentor said he has come up with a points number that will guarantee their safety at the end of the season.

Larsen continued: "We came with a target of 35 points, if we can collect five in every three games we can be safe and nothing has changed, we are still positive."

The Chilli Boys travel to Limpopo to face Black Leopards on Sunday.

Kick-off is at 15:30.

 

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