Middendorp: We messed it up


Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp bemoaned his side's decision-making in the final third after the draw with Bidvest Wits.

The Soweto giants were unable to claim three points on their Absa Premiership return after Cole Alexander cancelled out Samir Nurkovic's opener.

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Chiefs got in to some promising positions on the break, outnumbering the Wits defenders at times but more often than not did not take the right option with the final pass or shot. 

"It was our first game in five months," Middendorp told SuperSport TV.

"I think we messed it up in certain moments in the first half. Sometimes when we counter-attacked, when we had this transition, say four against three or five against three, we have to make more out of it. I think that is the dilemma we have to discuss."

Alexander's late equaliser certainly would have hurt Middendorp and his men, but the German mentor tried to stay positive in his assessment of what was a worthy point against a 'good' Wits side.

"I think absolutely let me use the words of another coach in the PSL. It's Wits. Wits are a good team. We took a point. Here under the circumstances. It's another seven games to go. We have to be alert in every moment. Games against each team in this remaining three weeks will be the same. Everyone will be fighting for various positions in the league.

"The games against each team in these remaining three weeks will be the same. There is a fight, there is a spirit. Everyone is fighting for something, stay in the league, fighting for winning the championship. Fighting for a position in the top eight.

"It is something like this. I'm quite sure that with the potential we have, this transition opportunities, going in five against three, we will do better. I'm quite sure. You can push it nicely in training sessions but the game is different."