Posted on December 21, 2011 16:59
Bluntness in front of goals after final match for 2011 against Kaizer Chiefs at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Tuesday night did not stop Roger Palmgren from to giving players four extra days to report back to the Usuthu kraal.
It was last week’s 2-1 away win against Santos which prompted the AmaZulu technical team to be a bit forgiving on their troops following a full 90 minutes of unsuccessful attacking football from teams.
The Swedish coach admitted at the post match conference, his side did not play much enterprising football.
“I think we were a bit under pressure in the last few minutes of the game. I’m however proud of the character the guys showed as a team.
I do believe Chiefs were better in creating the chances on the day but the game is won and based on scoring,” said Palmgren.
The bluntness in front of goal by the home side was also acknowledged to AmaZulufc.net by captain Tapuwa Kapini who said: As a team we need to improve on our goal scoring abilities.That’s what we know is on top of our list of things to improve next year,” said the eccentric goalie.
Kapini successfully marshaled his defense towards a second consecutive clean sheet at home despite losing regular wingers Marc van Heerden and Tsweu Mokoro due to injury.
“At least we have the holidays to look forward to so as to reflect on the first round. Our away games have been the best while at home we have to improve.
So I hope we don’t all just seat back during the holidays because we’ll need to come back for three points after the break,” the Zimbabwean international added.
AmaZulu are still seating on 9th position after having collected one point and will have to watch the last matches on Wednesday, to see if anything changes on the standings until they host Sundowns at Moses Mabhida on 15 January 2012.
The team resumes training on the 8th of January, 2012.