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Published: 20 January 2019

COACH MUHSIN REFLECTS ON CHIPPA RESULT
     
   
 

Maritzburg United head coach Muhsin Ertugral believes that a lack of fire power upfront is the biggest concern at the moment for his new side as they once again succumbed to an Absa Premiership defeat on Saturday.
     
 

 

The Team of Choice fell to a 2-0 loss away to fellow strugglers Chippa United in Pietermaritzburg.

 

Two second half goals were enough for the Chilli Boys as United remained bottom of the table. They are now four points worse off than Chippa in 15th place.

 

"Since the beginning of the season we have only scored six goals and that's where the problem is," coach Muhsin said. "In the first half, we had two or three entries into the box, one of them should have been a goal, the open goal from Thabiso (Kutumela) and this is exactly the situation we find ourselves in.

 

"Against Sundowns we created 12 chances, I don't think many teams create that many chances against them."

 

The Turkish head coach, who has bags of experience coaching in South Africa's Premier Soccer League (PSL), admits that he wanted to keep the structure of the side the same but a change in formation might be on the cards if they are to turn the corner.

 

He continued: "We need to look into the system. I didn't want to change a lot, the team has been playing with three at the back and it seems to be that most teams are capatilising against us on the counter."

 

Despite the current gloom at the Harry Gwala Stadium, coach Muhsin believes that the tide has to change.

 

"It can only go up," he adds. "We all need to digest what happened today. We lost to a team that is very much equal to us but they looked like a top team against us so that is very painful."

 

The Team of Choice are next in action in the last 32 of the Nedbank Cup next Sunday - a competition in which they finished runners up last season.


     
   

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