Roger Palmgren has called for trust from the Usuthu faithful following mixed reactions when the chips were down during three times of trailing in the Nedbank Cup Last 32 win against Ajax Cape Town at Princess Magogo Stadium.
The Swede who had opted for a bolder approach from the starting eleven fielded on Sunday when the match was postponed due to unplayable weather conditions, told AmaZulufc.net that it paid dividends in the pulsating 4-3 win over penalties.
“The whole game was quite strange tactically, it’s the spectators that enjoyed the game more and without being too cocky or anything I thought the changing of the players was perfect.
"The spectators were booing the players at some stage in the game, things like that are not nice. They must be behind us all the time,” said Palmgren.
According to the coach introducing striker Siyabonga Vilane, Andile Khumalo and Man of the Match, Goodman Dlamini into the match was more to do with their upcoming league matches than to try to shake things up against the Urban Warriors.
Second half substitute Kagiso Senamela who came on for stocky left-winger Dumisani Zwane had to quickly adapt to the pace of the game and quickly got about spraying passes in the midfield.
The ever reserved former Platinum Stars man said the win is no cause for celebrations as the path ahead is even tougher.
“Everybody saw we were losing 2-0, but with the few changes and urgency of the game we fought back hard as a team and also thanks to the help of the crowd.
This is the type of thing has lifted the team spirit and it will help us on the weekend as well in the league against Swallows,” said Senamela.
AmaZulu were drawn against Witbank Aces at home for the Last 16 in the Nedbank Cup. On the weekend the boys in green and white travel to the Volkswagen Dobsonville Stadium to take on Gordon Igesunds’ Moroka Swallows in the ABSA Premiership (17 March 2012, Saturday).