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Published: 20 May 2019

WE RESPONDED WELL TO THE PRESSURE - COACH ERIC
     
   
 

Maritzburg United head coach Eric Tinkler admitted he was wary coming into their first game of the PSL Promotion /Relegation Play-Offs against Royal Eagles but believes that his team responded well to the pressure.
     
 

 

The Team of Choice were 1-0 winners at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Sunday when a 37th minute goal from Thabiso Kutumela proved enough to hand the home side all three points.

 

“I don’t think we started very well," coach Eric reflected. "The first ten minutes of the game we said to the guys it was important to start on the front foot and press them, but then we reacted after that.

"It was always going to be that fear in my mind. Psychologically are they ready to play the play-off’s and you’re only going to know that once the referee blew that whistle. We looked a little nervous but then we settled.

 

“The job has been tough more on the psychology side, the footballing side I have not looked to make massive changes. I tried to go back to the principles that they knew and I tried to add one or two elements like playing with more speed, depth and penetration but I think a lot of the work has been psychologically.

 

"Working on the players individually and collectively, putting them in the right frame of mind and ensuring that they understand the importance of their future and the club’s future.”

 

United now make the trip to Limpopo to face Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivandila on Wednesday afternoon and coach Eric is expecting another tough encounter.

 

But he wants his players to show confidence in their ability.

 

“You can’t underestimate them but the biggest challenge is not underestimating yourself," he added. "It’s very important to respect the opposition, know their qualities are but let’s not forget how good we are both individually and collectively."

 

Kick-off is at 15h00 on Wednesday.



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