Daniel Cardoso urges Kaizer Chiefs teammates to move forward and be positive
Posted: 13 December 2016 Time: 13:46
Kaizer Chiefs defender Daniel Cardoso believes it would be a mistake to dwell too long on their recent results and urges fans to remain patient in the wake of an unsatisfactory run of form.
Amakhosi were last in action against Chippa United, a game they lost 3-1, and Cardoso insists that instead of reflecting on that display too much they should cast their eyes towards the impending battle with Bloemfontein Celtic on Wednesday night.
"Our last game wasn't the best game for us. We can't sit and reflect too much on that game, it was a bad one for us. We have to be positive and move forward. Unfortunately we lost by quite a margin but we can't sit and sulk," he said.
"The fans have to be patient. Steve [Komphela] is a great coach but unfortunately results on coming our way. I wish I could see them [the fans] more often at the stadiums but they have to be patient. It will come in time."
The 28-year-old went on to pinpoint the areas that Chiefs needed to improve on with remedying the impotence of the strikeforce foremost on the agenda.
"We have to lift our game again, we have to get the right combinations and we have to be finishing up front," Cardoso said with reference to Chiefs having scored only four goals in their last six league games. "That's the area where we are lacking the most at the moment as well as leaking silly goals.
"We haven't been scoring goals and that is our biggest problem at the moment and I think [scoring again] will come when we have confidence. Having more confidence is something we are trying to build on now, we've been having a lot of small-sided games and trying to build it up.
"It's very frustrating [to see the strikers not performing] but you can't bring your own teammates down, as hard as it is it's a game and if you don't score and you concede one goal it is difficult to come back from it."