Middendorp: I can sleep peacefully

Premiership

Maritzburg United coach Ernst Middendorp was pleased to pick up a point against AmaZulu and remains realistic about what his team can achieve this season.

Every coach in the DStv Premiership is fighting a different battle as their jobs are not guaranteed and judged by results but a point can be golden in tough situations.

Middendorp was satisfied the Team of Choice managed to get point and a clean sheet against a tough Usuthu side at Jonsson Kings Park Stadium on Sunday.

The German technician said being in the relegation zone, a point away from home is like a victory.

"It was not an easy task knowing that we came here sitting in the bottom position, it's always important to look at your group and see what to do to come out on that position," Middendorp said after the match.

"Good one it was a good clean sheet and second one and great goalkeeping performance no doubt. We didn't produce good attacking football but we won a point against a very good team."

With their situation at the bottom, Middendorp said they must realistic in their expectations especially away from home.

"It's always an ambition to win but sometimes you have to be realistic where you are sitting and coming from, that what we we did from the time I arrived," he continued.

"We won against Bloemfontein Celtic even though we conceded and then went to Johannesburg and won too, and we came to Durban needing another clean sheet and to stabilise ourselves to move out of that relegation zone.

"I believe AmaZulu FC have a strong team with so many options with [Siphelele] Mthembu and [Bondi] Ntuli who can start games compared to us as we are short.

"But our focus is to move out of that position and climb to a better position, and I can sleep very well with this point against tough opponents."

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