Middendorp; There is a lot of space for improvement

Coach Ernst Middendorp says that there is a lot of space for improvement even though Kaizer Chiefs are claiming their third successive victory.

Middendorp insists that there is a lot of room for progress, especially with two of his attacking players. On Tuesday evening, Chiefs claimed 2-0 win over Golden Arrows. Daniel Cardoso with his first-half penalty and Nkosinathi Sibisi and his own goal realized this victory.

Just to mention it, I think that PSL Kaizer Chiefs were not able to win against Baroka before in history but now we did it. Now Golden Arrows is a very difficult opponent, they always have something new to deliver on a counter attack which is very good.”; Middendorp stated about the game.

This win moved Soweto giants five points clear of the second-place Bivest Wits but Middendorp still feels like there is some work to be done. Kaizer Chiefs outdid themselves this season, unlike last few years. If you want to know their full history in PSL, search for it on Soccer10.


Middendorp – plans for improvement

“We planned it, discussed it, now what’s important we saw they had two games. In the third game, both of the teams will have an issue of energy. You have to show up that you are a bit of a grown-up here.”; He added.

“We know that there is a lot of space for improvement on our side. The lack of understanding with Khama Billiat and Lazarous Kambole, the movement, the run… still not knowing what to do, where to go. Which way I have to serve to assist and everything. However, this is absolutely normal, it’s still the beginning of the season.”; Middendorp said on the subject of their progress.

He also provided an update on the side’s injuries which worries Kearyn Baccus and Yagan Sasman who went off injured. These injuries do not seem like a big deal right now and if they play on Sunday, Reeve Frosler would be available. George Maluleka, Siphosakhe Ntiya-Nyiya and Kgotso Moleko would all be available – there is no question about it.

At this moment we don’t want to take a risk, we just really want to give them the time to recover and that’s it. The beginning of the week next Monday, each and everybody, Samir Nurkovic will be in as well and we prepare for the next game that is coming in,” he said. Check the PSL table to see Chiefs present number of points. Do you think they will win the title this season? Let us know what you think in the comments below.