Platinum Stars coach Cavin Johnson says they can't win the Premiership this season
Posted: 17 December 2012 Time: 09:26
Despite winning the Q-Innovation prize money, Cavin Johnson says the League title is “not really a reality” for Platinum Stars this season.
Stars defeated SuperSport United 1-0 in Tshwane on Saturday to win the second Q-Innovation quarter, and are now one point behind log leaders Kaizer Chiefs, and should be considered contenders for the League this season.
But Johnson says he just wants his team to play attractive football to grow their fan base.
“I don’t think the League title is really a reality for us because we just need to play good football and put as many bums in our seats at home as possible,” Johnson says.
“Going forward we are always trying to build, and our goal at the beginning of the season was to be somewhere in the top eight and now here we are in the top five. We are just happy because it’s coming together.
“I don’t think it’s about the Q2, it’s about us building something for the future,” he says.
Dikwena have now won eight of their last nine matches, and have only been defeated by Chippa United. They are also the only team to beat Amakhosi so far this season.
However, Johnson still demands more improvement with regards to his team’s performance, and called their game against Matsatsantsa the “worst so far” this season, despite the fact that they collected three points.
“It’s not a surprise if you look at the way we started, we lost three games at the beginning of the season. Now something is coming together, but we are still not consistent within the 90 minutes of the game and we would like to improve on that.
“Against SuperSport, I think probably it was one of the worst games we have played this season. The ball didn’t fare well for us, but we got a penalty and we defended well in the second half.
“But SuperSport should have scored goals, Sometimes you need to have luck in this game and we got a penalty and we scored, but after it we just couldn’t put our foot on the ball.
“I think there is a lot we have to go back and work on, but this is football, sometimes you win and sometimes you don’t and we won – unlucky for SuperSport.”