Chiefs coach Steve Komphela: We should have been more ruthless

Chiefs coach Steve Komphela: We should have been more ruthless
Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela

by Graeme Jackson

Sunday Jan 14, 2018. 15:57

Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela believes his side should have been more ruthless in their 2-1 win over Polokwane City on Saturday.

The Amakhosi came from a goal down to defeat Rise and Shine 2-1 in an Absa Premiership match at FNB Stadium thanks to goals from Ryan Moon and Dumisani Zuma.

Yet Komphela believes his team lacked a killer instinct when they had City under pressure.

"It got a little bit difficult towards the end for reasons that we know. I also think we could have scored one or two more goals. They scored a beautiful goal from the set-play, what a scorcher,” Komphela told SuperSport TV cameras.

“When you concede with goals like those you got to say that's football for you. You can't blame anyone. But we shouldn't have committed the foul there. There are stages where I felt we committed too many fouls around the area.”

He added, “Just to be careful in matches that you know you will dominate but you don't want to give hope to the opponent.

“If you allow ‘Mavocha’ [Maluleke] to play, he's very calm on the ball, he can find those small openings and as soon as he finds those openings he will find [Rodney] Ramagalela and Rendani Ndou will be waiting.

“I thought we survived a scary moment there. I thought we should have controlled the game much better you know you're leading you don't need to be expansive.

"The Zuma goal was a beautiful piece of play and they should give more of that. We are looking forward to seeing what more we can do with new inclusions.

"We told them in the dressing room when you have the opponent by their throat you have to keep it pressed, suffocate him and if need be slit the throat. Sometimes we're too nice, you gotta be ruthless."

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