Ernst: You should've taken me seriously


League-leading coach Ernst Middendorp has reminded people how he was laughed at when he spoke about Kaizer Chiefs' intentions at the start of the season.

Amakhosi since then have been unstoppable and now sit with a 10-point lead at the top of the Absa Premiership log and it seems like no one can stop their moving train as they keep extending the gap.

Middendorp building up to their match against Bloemfontein Celtic on Saturday (20h15) said he remembered how people received his comments when when he spoke about their ambitions for this campaign, and now they are proving it.

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"The process was very clear, we started in July presenting our ideas, having targets and goals of being in the competition for the championship," he said.

"In the Absa building at the beginning of this season, I've said several times, not only doubting. There were a lot of smiles around the corner, you could recognise.

"At the moment we only have turned it into the direction to say 'okay, what was said in August on the opening day of the league, probably we should've taken this guy seriously'. What was said is now a period to show we are in the competition."

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The German coach knows his team should not become too comfortable and keep the same attitude they have had throughout the season.

"This is December time. Of course [we are] feeling comfortable on one side but feeling comfortable should not be our main target, and definitely you can be sure about our preparations so we can provide an even better position [going forward]."

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