Komphela pleased with ‘workmanlike’ performance
20 April 2015
Maritzburg coach Steve Komphela admits the 1-0 win over Bloemfontein Celtic was not a pretty one, but found several positive aspects to the victory.
The win on Sunday took the Team of Choice in to the top eight, and also ended a run of two consecutive defeats. Celtic meanwhile had come into the game after thrashing Mamelodi Sundowns 5-0 in midweek.
A Kurt Lentjies goal after seven minutes however proved to be enough for United to seal all three points as they fought hard to keep Celtic from getting back into the game.
"I don't think it was a top class performance but it was workmanlike and we grinded out the result,” Komphela said.
"A positive result will always inspire you. The challenge is to keep your feet on the ground, stay humble and have the same respect for yourself and the game.”
The Maritzburg mentor was happy to have seen his side keeping the clean sheet as they kept up what has been a good defensive record this season, but still hopes to see more from his side at the other end of the park.
"Anyone will tell you at this stage of the season the points are precious. But I am happy with the defensive performance.
"I think we are the fourth best defence, and I think we are the seventh worst in attack. We just have to make sure we balance the scales."