Kaizer Chiefs head coach Arthur Zwane says conceding an early goal made things difficult for his side as they ended up chasing the game in their 1-1 draw in the MTN8 semi-final first-leg at FNB Stadium on Sunday.
The KwaZulu-Natal side will go to the second leg with an away goal advantage while the Soweto giants will have to rattle the back of the net at least once if they want to keep themselves alive.
Considering the number of goal-scoring chances they created, ‘10111’ says they could have scored more than four goals.
‘WE COULD HAVE EASILY SCORED FOUR’ – ZWANE
“If you don’t take your chances and you’ll end up chasing the game like we’ve been chasing the game,” Zwane told SuperSport TV after the game.
“And you’re bound to make mistakes and you end up conceding the second goal and as I said, you could see the structure but they had a good game plan in making sure that they kill time.
“They keep the ball, for the first 20 minutes, we said to to the boys let’s force to make mistakes but where, outside you know. Let’s force them to play the ball out wide, the front three don’t go too early.
“Allow them to play the ball first, let’s be compact with three midfielders and as soon as they play the ball outside, then let’s set those pressing traps there.
“Then the guys, for the first 20 minutes we were too scattered and that’s how we even ended up conceding the goal. But look I cannot falter the effort of the boys.
“We we know we could have done better, we created a number of chances today, we could have easily scored four, five goals, even six, it wasn’t to be in terms of scoring goals.
“But look we just made it difficult for ourselves, the fact that we conceded, how we’re chasing the game, we’re going to Durban to make sure we have to win at least and concede a goal. But we have to score goals there in Durban.”
Kaizer Chiefs’ Dillan Solomons on the ball – Photo: Twitter @KaizerChiefs
SECOND LEGS DETAILS
The second leg will take place in AmaZulu’s home yard Moses Mabhida Stadium on Sunday, 23 October at 15:30.
Meanwhile, in the other semi-final, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns played a goalless draw at Orlando Stadium on Saturday.
They will battle it out to book the spot in the final in the second leg on Saturday, 22 October at Masandawana’s alternative home venue, the New Peter Mokaba Stadium.
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