Eric Tinkler attributes SuperSport United's bad form to fatigue
Posted: 3 February 2018 Time: 08:00
Under-fire SuperSport United coach Eric Tinkler has attributed his team's poor form to many key players having barely had a break over the past two years.
The Nedbank Cup and MTN8 champions impressed by reaching the CAF Confederation Cup final in November, but have since won twice in 14 outings and are now fighting to avoid relegation from the Premiership.
Matsatsantsa were left hovering above the drop zone by a point with 11 matches left following a 1-0 home loss to AmaZulu in midweek.
"We have guys that have been two years involved with football non-stop," said Tinkler, whose team were hammered 4-1 by fellow strugglers Bidvest Wits last weekend.
"Aubrey [Modiba], Thuso [Phala], Kingston [Nkhatha], Morgan [Gould], Clayton [Daniels],'Yeye' [Reneilwe Letsholonyane], [Dean] Furman. Aubrey has been to the Olympics, you have to understand where this boy comes from.
"Past two years Dean has been involved with World Cup qualifiers, when does he have a break? He is not having a break. Morgan, Clayton, all these guys have been involved and then you have the month of January when after three games you have a game. It's extremely difficult."
United next entertain mid-table Bloemfontein Celtic at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday (15h30).