Chiefs have collected 11 points from seven Absa Premiership games under Middendorp, having suffered just two defeats – and admittedly by somewhat uncharacteristic circumstances.
The German tactician has certainly brought some stability and structure within the team as well as direction in as far as performance goes but they have often been let down by elementary mistakes and poor finishing, which now sees them 10 points adrift in the title race.
Amakhosi are now all but out of the running for the league trophy, and when asked if the team has been their own worst enemy, Middendorp responded with a valid question of his own: “Have you seen a team on the other side dominating Kaizer Chiefs at all during 90 minutes?
“Have you seen Sundowns, Bidvest, SuperSport, AmaZulu or Polokwane City dominating and fully deserving the results they got at the end of the day?
“I’m not in a war or talking about enemies, that’s not [the issue]. We should have done better and converted our own advantages and dominance in the right moments into goals and then we would have definitely had a much better number of points right now.”
Amakhosi next turn their attention to HIghlands Park, whom they will host at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday evening (18h00).