No Disrespect To Chiefs, But…
Soccer Laduma|27 November 2019
On how he masterminded victory over Chiefs
Eric Tinkler

Look, it is only the second time in Maritzburg United FC’s history that they reach the final of an Absa Premiership trophy and hopefully we can go all the way and win the trophy. We had many chances, clear chances and we failed to score. Our transitions were very good and I think in the first half we let Kaizer Chiefs off the hook – we should have scored more. That is why I was angry, ha, ha. But, on a serious note, we should have scored more because Chiefs gave us too much space to operate from. When you get such chances against a good side like Chiefs, you need to do all you can to punish them. We had about six clear-cut chances. It would not have been fair for us to lose this game after playing so well in the first half. We should have scored more and put the game to bed, but we failed to do that. However, credit to the boys, they fought hard. But I told them at half time that it was very important to kill off the game. Be 3-0 up at half time and the game is over. We had a chance to do just that. We could have killed the game because I felt there was an opportunity for us to bury them. No disrespect to Chiefs, but I think with the clear-cut chances we created, we should have really hit them with five or more. We managed to get behind their fullbacks. We exploited the space behind both (Reeve) Frosler and (Njabulo) Blom very well.

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