AmaZulu Head Coach, Steve Barker welcomed back his squad from their second holiday break on 02 January 2016 at Moses Mabhida Stadium Outer Fields as they prepare for their next National First Division matches.
“Things have gone well up to this stage, everybody returned back on the 28th, December and now again after the New Year’s Day break. We’ve been working hard. We understand that from this part of the season, the beginning of the year we need to be up and running strongly from the first game,” said Barker.
The 48 year old tactician says the disappointments of 2015 are well behind them as they look to grab all the hard lessons that the year came with.
“We need to improve on our consistency as it wasn’t enough last year in our games. We’ve had some really good performances followed by some average performances so we need to improve on that and ensure that we keep working hard.”
“Hopefully also they’ll be quite a couple of new faces coming in to add depth and improve the quality in the squad. Ultimately the next four and a half months will be crucial for the team and the club to really work hard and improve from 2015 which wasn’t a good year for us,” he added.
AmaZulu currently lie 7th with 21 points accumulated in 13 matches while first placed Baroka FC have gathered 28 points in equal number of matches. Next week Usuthu take on the Polokwane outfit on the 9th January at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium.
Despite growing concerns from the Usuthu faithful in the way Steve Barker’s men have fared thus in the dreaded NFD the Coach remains confident of the team’s character.
“Between all of us as the technical team and the players there’s only one course that we’ve had from day one when the league started. Through the togetherness, unity, one soul, and one heart we will push as much as we can to ensure that the club puts itself in a position to get back to where it belongs.”
“There is hundred percent commitment from me and from the players and I can assure the fans that the players work hard at training every day. It hurts them to see when we can’t get the result that we require, going forward we want to take it one game at a time at every match and training session,” said Barker.Share