Cavin Johnson claims his AmaZulu players were 'nervous' and 'edgy'
Posted: 9 December 2017 Time: 23:14
AmaZulu coach Cavin Johnson felt his charges were nervous and edgy in their 1-1 draw with Orlando Pirates.
Usuthu managed to secure a point against the Soweto giants at Orlando Stadium on Saturday evening.
However, Johnson was content with the draw and gave credit to goalkeeper Boafela Pule for his display.
"I thought we had a good first half we scored the goal and gave them the goal again so maybe we scored two goals in the first half. But second half we were nowhere, overall I think we didn't perform very well," Johnson told SuperSport TV.
"I think the boys looked a little bit nervy, they were edgy and not comfortable on the ball. They could have done better when they had the ball. So in the second half I have to give credit to [Boafela] Pule, he gets paid to be a goalkeeper, he is part of the eleven on the team and he saved our back. You come to Orlando [Stadium] with a point and leave with a point, you're happy but in the last minute the free kick [that hit the crossbar] I thought it was well struck, different ball, different game yeah we steal it.
"Some of the players it was their first game in the PSL, some their first 20 minutes but we're doing okay they need to up their game like they did against Chiefs, Bidvest Wits and Sundowns but I give credit to the boys they came here with one [point] and they leave with one. I'm happy for them."