AmaZulu coach Cavin Johnson shakes off KZN derby defeat to Golden Arrows ahead of Bidvest Wits visit
Posted: 18 September 2017 Time: 08:45
AmaZulu coach Cavin Johnson says there is no time to complain about their heavy KZN derby defeat as they prepare to host champions Bidvest Wits at King Zwelithini Stadium on Wednesday.
Usuthu are smarting following a 4-1 thumping by Golden Arrows at Princess Magogo Stadium on Sunday.
Johnson feels the scoreline was harsh on his side, which will be without suspended Ghanaian midfielder Samuel Darpoh for the upcoming clash with Wits.
He told his club's website: “The scoreline doesn’t tell you what it’s all about. In one moment I thought we did well in the first half. When you hit the bar, and I think the goalkeeper made two fantastic saves.”
“If we score those goals then we talk a different story, but coming towards the second half we go in 1-0 down, and we know that we are playing better than Golden Arrows, we know they’re a counter attack team. We get the header from a set piece 1-1, they get 2-1 but then we throw away the kitchen sink and then we missed.
“I’ve never seen a game where the ball hits the upright and then the cross bar, and then the other crossbar and still it comes out. It doesn’t work, but in saying that whether you lose 2-1, or 5-1 you still lose the game and we lost the points.
“They scored two more goals against the run of play and, that just takes the wind out of you, but what can you do?”
He added: “There’s no time to complain, there’s time for recovery. The next game is against Bidvest Wits at King Zwelithini, so we’ve got to put this behind us as quick as possible and make sure we carry on fighting.”
The Premiership returnees are 14th on the table with four points from as many games - a point shy of Wits, who salvaged a 1-1 draw with Kaizer Chiefs in their fifth league match of the season on the weekend.