Absa Premiership

Tinkler left disappointed after Sundowns draw

2018-02-26 09:38
Eric Tinkler (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - SuperSport United coach Eric Tinkler was left frustrated after Percy Tau's late equaliser denied them a win over Mamelodi Sundowns in Saturday's 1-1 draw.

Speaking to SuperSport TV after the match, Tinkler said: "We knew we were going to have soak up loads of pressure. Before the game, we knew they were going to come with a lot of pace. A lot of people now think we lack speed in defence.

"In the first half, they looked to play in behind our defence and we prepared well for that. We looked to play on the transition like I said and had great opportunities in the first half.

"I felt we could have extended the lead. Morgan had a great chance to make it 2-0 and it would have been easier. We were wasteful in possession and we tried to rectify that at half-time.

"Second half, we started brightly and looked to break on the transition. The longer the game went, the more they dominated. We had to soak up the pressure and suck deeper.

"The way we conceded disappointed me to be honest. We worked so hard on it and to concede like that was disappointing because we knew they always look to invent something from a set-piece and that’s exactly how we got caught.

"Offside against Evans Rusike? I don’t think so in my opinion. We hit the post there, at 2-0, it could have been a different game."

The draw against the table-toppers leaves SuperSport in 12th place, two points behind eighth-placed Bidvest Wits.

Meanwhile, Sundowns are four points clear at the summit, with their lead cut short by a point after Orlando Pirates beat Chippa United on Sunday.

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