Ertugral bemoans missed chances


The Urban Warriors suffered their third successive defeat in the Absa Premiership after going down 2-1 to Sundowns at Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Turkish coach felt his side had enough chances to secure a positive result, but he also praised Sundowns' organisation.

"Firstly we were playing against a team that knows what they are doing so it doesn't come overnight. You can see the passes, the movement and the organisation the moment we open the one side. When you open one side they come from the other side. When you close one side the other is open. So they are actually a brilliant team," Ertugral told SuperSport TV.

"The first 20 minutes we could have had the second one [goal] and maybe the third [goal]. Obviously after that we were on the back foot through a penalty. Immediately after that we were disorganised at the back, but we came back in the second half, we had three chances again. They did well but in the end this is not our class. We need to work on our patterns so we can be as fast as possible against teams we have on the lockdown."

The Turkey-born coach believes new signing Tendai Ndoro will solve all their problems upfront as soon as his work permit is finalised.

"The entries in the last third is always a problem. That's where we are lacking a little bit. The first 20 minutes if Tendai was there we could have finished it. He could have had a hat-trick today," he added.

"He's the proper player that knows exactly the zones and where he needs to be. You give him a half chance he will score. We need to work on that last part."