Absa Premiership

Tinkler: We lacked aggression

2015-11-09 08:21
Eric Tinkler (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler observed that their rivals showed more desire to win following their penalty shootout loss to Kaizer Chiefs in the Telkom Knockout semi-final.

Chiefs marched into the final of the competition at the expense of their Soweto rivals 6-5 on penalties after the game remained goalless through 120 minutes of football at the FNB Stadium.

Although Tinkler believed the cup tie could have gone either way, he conceded Chiefs showed more hunger to win the game.

"I think they started better than us in the first-half they showed better aggression in winning the ball," Tinkler said after the match.

"We lacked that aggression that we needed to match them. I thought we both had opportunities to take the lead early in the match.

"We struggled to linkup play and, in terms of possession, Chiefs dominated that aspect.

"In training the players are able to finish those one-on-one opportunities but we can't do the same in such games.

"It's two games now that our players have had only the keeper to beat but can put the ball in the back of the net."

 

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