Cape Town - Despite SuperSport United claiming a 2-1 victory
over Kaizer Chiefs, Eric Tinkler was not impressed with his charges
Amakhosi defender Eric Mathoho was shown a red card in the
early stages of the first-half which saw the game open up for SuperSport.
However, the Matsatsantsa head coach admits that he expected
more from his charges as they had the extra man advantage.
“In the first half, we really should have killed the game
off with the chances that we had. We could have easily come in at half time 4-0
up,” Tinkler said in his post-match interview with SuperSport TV.
“But we made the game difficult for ourselves. We know it’s
never easy playing against 10; I don’t know if it’s a psychological thing, but
the chances we created, they went down to 10 [men], we got the goal, we got the
second, and then we switched off. You can’t do that with the speed Chiefs have.
“And in the second-half, we weren’t there. We stopped
applying the principles that we had practised, and that’s the disappointing
part for me.
“Second-half performance was simply not good enough. We gave
them [Chiefs] too much time, too much space, and you’re playing against 10, you
got a spare man and you’re backing off, and that shouldn’t be happening. So we
need to sit and discuss those issues with the players and make them understand you
can’t be doing that, especially against a team like Chiefs because they’re
going to punish you.
“This was an opportunity to keep a clean sheet and we threw
it away, which is disappointing.”