Cape Town - Maritzburg United head coach Eric Tinkler has
urged his side to replicate their recent home form on their travels, starting
with Saturday's clash against Kaizer Chiefs.
The Team of Choice have managed to boost their survival
prospects after recording two home wins since the turn of the year, but their
form on the road has been a major cause for concern.
United's last win away from home came all the way back in
September as Bandile Shandu's second-minute goal secured a 1-0 victory over
And, with the Premiership campaign entering the final
stretch, Tinkler wants his squad to target "maximum points" in all
their remaining games.
"It is all about collecting maximum points in each game
that we are playing," he is quoted as saying by IOL website. "Now, we need to
take the performances that we've produced here away from home.
"It is a mental block. When you start losing you start
disbelieving in yourself. You start disbelieving in your colleagues.
"Then it becomes a blame game. That's something we
tried to rectify when I came in.
"I think everybody is aware that we are all in this
together. The only we can get out of it, it is if we stick together. We believe
in each other.
"We've been giving players that belief. We've given
them a little bit of freedom to express themselves. That's how they have
Spirits in the Maritzburg camp appear to be at an all-time
high after a 2-1 victory over AmaZulu last time out, but Tinkler has warned his
players not to rest on their laurels.
He added: "Again we can't celebrate. The job is far
from done. Let us be realistic, we are still sitting at the bottom of the