Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp
says goal-scoring remains a problem for the Glamour Boys though he would
not go the route of blaming any of his players.
READ: Late flurry of goals sees Chiefs overcome The Magic
Chiefs needed extra time on Sunday to defeat The Magic FC 3-0 in a Nedbank Cup Round-of-16 tie.
Scorers for Amakhosi were Daniel Cardoso, Philani Zulu and Khama Billiat as the club advanced to the quarter-final stages.
In the previous round Chiefs also needed extra time to see off another ABC Motsepe team, Tornado.
Middendorp told SuperSport after the game: "First of all it
is our obligation to work it out and qualify for the last eight.
Compliments to the spirit of the opponent to fight until the last second
to work hard defensively.
"Of course we made it difficult for ourselves, I don't want to
comment on the execution of certain opportunities. I think during the
first half and in particular the second half there were moments where we
should have scored to make it an easier 90 minutes. In the end we have
qualified and I'm very happy about it.
Regarding the missed chances, the German concluded: "You will not get
any comment I will make in front of a camera talking about certain
players that they have not scored or they did not use the chances. I
think that should not be done. We will internally...if it is needed, I
personally don't need it, it's in my memory, in my mental muscles I
which moments you're talking about.
"But it is like this. Sometimes strikers, defenders you can name them
there is a run [where] it doesn't work out. We're not scoring at a
certain time, good it is not for somebody to be blamed. It's just a team
effort at the end of the day and we have qualified, that's it."