PSL coaches have their say


“Leo (Leonardo Castro) is a silent killer, and under-rated - he doesn't do too many things, but just scores. He's South American, and just knows what to do. He's well coached from development. “Khama (Billiat) also makes a difference, and Keagan (Dolly) works hard - I'm so happy he scored against Stars. Those three are on fire.”

Kaizer Chiefs coach Steve Komphela was also in a chipper mood after his team's 3-2 win over Maritzburg United: “In terms of confidence this will help our players. There are stages where you cannot give your best performances but you get results, it helps a lot. If you think of a great performance without results it will affect your confidence negatively.”

AmaTuks coach Shaun Bartlett, however, is finding the going tough after his side remained rooted in the relegation zone after losing to Orlando Pirates: “The players sometimes just get over-excited. They do all the hard work getting it into the final third, but then we need to be a bit more composed. You can't shoot on goal if you're not even looking at the ball. These things obviously need to get a lot better.”

Bloemfontein Celtic coach Serame Letsoaka was not pulling any punches, admitting his side were second best in a 0-0 draw with Aces on Saturday: “We could not play, pass the ball, and when we defended we could not defend properly. But we changed things around in the second half and said 'If we can just take a point', let's just be happy with a point. We were very fortunate. This is a game we could have lost by three, four goals, but we came up with a point. I'm not really sure we deserve it, but I'm very, very happy.”

Meanwhile Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson feels his side are on the right path. “We're refining their characters slowly so it's about how long our South African players can maintain that character and consistency.”

SuperSport United coach Stuart Baxter said he was wrong with his decisions after a 3-1 loss to Ajax CT on Sunday. “I will put my hand up and say we should have stuck with the same shape. We lost the initiative. I don't think that is what caused the goal. The second goal was more of an individual mistake. “That put us on the back foot because were hoping to go on and win the game and suddenly you are 2-1 down, that affects a lot of things. That affects lot of things we talked about in one week.” - African News Agency (ANA)

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