Eymael: I’m doing my best


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The Belgian brought Stars their first trophy in 24 years when the team won the Nedbank Cup last season, while they also finished a respectable sixth in the Absa Premiership.

Ea Lla Koto, however, have not made the best of starts to this season, with their 1-0 loss to Chippa United in midweek leaving them in 11th place on the table with eight points from nine games.

"Ask them," Eymael replied when KickOff.com asked if he was worried about his future at the club.

"Me, I'm doing my job professionally like last season. I'm trying my best like always. We had a good game [against Chippa], it was a nice soccer game. A game with openings for both sides. Both sides played and there were a lot of chances, several chances. We had some clear chances, certainly four chances. Unfortunately we didn't succeed to put the ball in the net once again, and we conceded on a small mistake and a deflection.

"For the rest my boys fought until the end. It was a good night of soccer, but we were very unlucky this time. Last season we also lost 1-0 at Chippa but this time on deflection ... very unlucky."

Asked if Saturday's derby with in-form Bloemfontein Celtic at Goble Park has come at the wrong time and could put him under more pressure, he said: "It is a derby, we have to do our best. I'm coaching each game to try to win."