Davids: United must keep their feet on the ground
15 December 2016
Caretaker coach Fadlu Davids says it's important not to get carried away with the win over Orlando Pirates as the Team of Choice get ready to take on Platinum Stars.
United meet up with Dikwena at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday afternoon, 3-30pm kick off.
While Maritzburg go into the game on the back of the 2-1 home victory over Pirates, Stars beat Cape Town City 4-0 away from home.
"Absolutely fantastic, credit has to go to the players, it’s about them, they worked hard and they deserved this win,” said Davids of the players' efforts in midweek, before sounding a cautioning note:
“We can’t really take the euphoria of this game and go relaxed into that game, we have to press the reset button - reflect, analyse where we can improve," said Davids, a former Maritzburg striker.
"There are lots of areas where we can improve – and we shouldn’t now start celebrating up until Saturday because then we might get four [put past us] as well. So the players have to concentrate, keep their feet on the ground.”
Davids also felt that the Team of Choice could have put more goals past Bucs and wants to see them being more deadly in front of goal.
“The execution wasn’t there. We should have wrapped it up at three or four even and then we allowed them to come back and made it difficult for ourselves.
“Luckily enough the players fought and we got the two goals, but I’m very disappointed in the end to concede the one goal.”
United have met Stars 20 times, with 10 wins for the North West club, five for Maritzburg, and five draws. Maritzburg have twice beaten Dikwena in Rustenburg.
Both of last season's games ended in 1-1 draws.