Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela
Wednesday Feb 08, 2017. 10:30
Despite claiming the full three points against Free State Stars in their Absa Premiership match on Tuesday, Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela remains unhappy.
The Amakhosi mentor says they could have done better in their 3-1 win over Ea Lla Koto at FNB Stadium.
Goals from Simphiwe Tshabalala, a penalty from Bernard Parker and a second half goal from Willard Katsande ensured Chiefs moved up to the third spot on the log table.
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"We didn't start very well, you could see Free State Stars were more comfortable on the ball," Komphela said.
"Even though, for whatever reason, both teams at the beginning of the match couldn't keep possession, and it took another 20 minutes for us to get into the rhythm.
"We then started passing the ball and created openings, but in as much as one would say it was a 3-1 (result), it wasn't as easy as the score (suggests).
"We could have made it even better, score-wise, but there were moments where towards the end of first half you could feel them coming through.
"Maybe I have to go back and look at [the match] with less emotion. But as is, I felt we could have done better. Yes, we won it, we are happy, but we could have done better."
Speaking about the visitors' goal through Rooi Mahamutsa's set piece in the second half, Komphela added that it was soft to concede.
"I thought it was a soft goal, even the free-kick itself, we shouldn't have committed the foul there, there was no need," he added..
"After the foul, when Mahamutsa played the ball, we jumped. Sometimes keeping your eyes on the ball, and they could have maybe kept their feet on the grass, and we would have defended that.
"But one good thing is, yes, we scored three beautiful goals and I'm happy with that."