'We didn’t play to our potential in offence'
Posted: 19 February 2019 Time: 08:52 pm
Polokwane City coach Jozef Vukusic felt his charges were not at their best going forward against Mamelodi Sundowns.
Rise and Shine claimed a share of the spoils after Denis Onyango's own goal cancelled out Themba Zwane's 10th minute in a 1-1 draw with the Brazilians on Tuesday evening.
“I’m fine, it was not an easy game for my team because they [Mamelodi Sundowns] put pressure but defensively we were good. The fighting spirit was there, maybe we didn’t play to our potential in offence but that was because we used our power more in defence,” Vukusic said on SuperSport TV.
“In the second half we didn’t give them a lot of opportunities, there were few crosses in our box. It was not an easy game. We need the result. I think the draw is good for us,” he continued.
“We wanted to control the game better, if you control the game you won’t concede a goal after ten minutes but it happened and we came back with that goal just before halftime. The draw is a good result for us.”
The Slovakian tactician also felt that they should have been awarded a penalty after Salulani Phiri went down inside the box.
“My feeling was that it was a penalty but I need to see it on TV then I can tell you. But the feeling from the bench was that it was a penalty. Phiri is a strong player, he doesn’t fall only like that. But I don’t know I have to see it,” he said.