Free State Stars' Luc Eymael pulls no punches after draw with Platinum Stars
Posted: 23 October 2017 Time: 15:15
Free State Stars coach Luc Eymael says the team gave their worst performance of the season in the 1-1 draw with bottom-placed Platinum Stars.
Stars came away with a point after Edward Manqele cancelled out Bongi Ntuli's opener for the visitors before the break at Goble Park on Saturday.
Eymael had high expectations of his men as they had won their previous three games on the trot.
“We went into the match knowing they have drawn with Pirates and I knew it was not going to be easy,” he told the club's website. “I don’t underestimate any team.
“I told my players it’s not going to be an easy match, they have good players and in the first half we were very bad. I spoke to my boys during the team talk I could sense there was something wrong and they certainly did not come to the party today.
“But it looked much better in the second half, with all the good build up and creating chances and I think several players played under their level.
“We were unlucky not to win because we could have written a another history page in the club by winning four games in a row.”
The former Polokwane City mentor added: “I am disappointed for the fans and my committee, I did not recognise my team. I have to be fair and I will say the same thing to my players.
“Saturday’s show was the worst game we ever played since my arrival and I think we did not push enough to win this game which will have put us in position four or five on the log.”
Ea Lla Koto are seventh on the Premiership table with 11 points from eight matches, and next tackle Bidvest Wits in the Telkom Knockout at Bidvest Stadium on Saturday night.