Kerr: I appreciate Pitso's words


Black Leopards coach Dylan Kerr appreciated the praise from his counterpart Pitso Mosimane, but was understandably disappointed with the 2-1 defeat on home soil.

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Kerr's side actually controlled large periods of the game and the Lidoda Duvha mentor said he would like to see which side created more chances as he feels his side shaded it in that department.

"We've been missing that spark. We missed that today. We had a big chat the last couple of days and the players responded very well to that," the English tactician told Supersport TV.

"I would like to see how many chances they had and we had.

"Big Munganga. He's my captain. People might look at him, he's played all these games, he might be fatigued. Unfortunately he made a mistake. One thing I've highlighted in my tenure here, is we've been conceding from our mistakes.

"The second goal, again, we went through things in training. Don't let Sundowns get in behind you. Théy've got behind Hlongwane and they've scored."

But Kerr could not fault the effort from his players and immediately turned his focus to their next game with Amazulu on Saturday.

"I thought we gave them a good run for their money," said the 52-year-old.

"Credit to our players, they never gave up. Sometimes it might be a little too late. We now have to go down to Durban. We now know what's at stake. It's still in our hands.

"I appreciate what Pitso said but at the end of the day we've lost.

"Mudau's a warrior. Ivan's come in the last few games. Musonda got a little tweak in his hamstring. He told me he's okay but I could see he wasn't. I brought the youngster Themba on and he did well, he was a breath of fresh air.

"I take heart in the desire, in the work ethic. Again we were making too many bad decisions in their final third. But I thought we defended really really well in the areas that they are strong. We've got to go to Durban and play with the same heart and the same courage."