RDS admits scoring is a concern

Telkom Knockout

De Sa’s men have only found the back of the net four times in their last seven matches.

The coach says he is pleased with how the team played against Esperance in their CAF Champions League clash on Saturday, but admits a goalless draw was not the result he wanted.

“First of all, it’s my job to coach them and get them to score goals at training and practise that every day – that’s what we do,” De Sa says.

“What they do on the field ... we can’t control that too much. Obviously all we do is we get them to work hard at training, to score goals at training, and work on that every day.”

In their last seven matches, Bucs lost 2-1 to Zamalek, 1-0 to AC Leopards, won 1-0 against Polokwane City, played to a goalless draw against Al Ahly, a 1-1 draw against Kaizer Chiefs, and a 1-1 draw against Platinum Stars in the MTN8 Final, before losing in penalties, before the 0-0 draw against Esperance.

With a match against Mpumalanga Black Aces tomorrow in the Telkom Knockout and a return match against Esperance in two weeks’ time, Bucs will need to work hard in their finishing.

“Of course we know that scoring is an issue and we practise that every day,” De Sa says. “We want to score, we want to win. We don’t go out there wanting to play nice football and not scoring.

“We want to score, no doubt about that, football is about goals.”

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