Parker: It's a six-pointer
Posted: 9 January 2019 Time: 08:00
Kaizer Chiefs striker Bernard Parker says they will draw positives from their defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns over the weekend, as they prepare to take on Absa Premiership leaders Bidvest Wits tonight.
Amakhosi were beaten 2-1 by Sundowns at FNB Stadium, thanks to a costly error from second choice goalkeeper Virgil Vries, who is in between the sticks while captain Itumeleng Khune nurses a shoulder injury.
Despite the defeat, Parker believes there were some positives to take out of the game and they will look to build on them when they face the Clever Boys at Bidvest Stadium (19h30).
“If we keep creating chances the goals will follow. We must just keep doing what we did against Sundowns and not take the foot off the pedal,” Parker said.
“We take a lot of positives out of Saturday’s match.
“We attacked and defended with confidence. We were only not ruthless enough in the sense of killing it. That was a big lesson.
“It was a great performance from all the players, from those who started and those who came on. There was also a fantastic performance from the supporters, who kept cheering us on for the duration of the game.”
The experienced campaigner has described the match against Wits as a “six-pointer”.
He said: “Wits are a strong opponent, who are very physical and like to pump balls into the box from diagonal crosses and long-balls. It is a six-pointer for us, because it’s an opportunity to close the gap.
“We have improved a lot since Ernst Middendorp took over as the coach. It’s now for us to improve even more. If that happens, we will be a tough team to beat.”
Amakhosi are in eighth place on the standings and can all but forget about winning the title this season if they do not get a victory in Milpark this evening.