'Even the best players miss penalties'


SuperSport United head coach Kaitano Tembo felt Bradley Grobler had a good game against Kaizer Chiefs, regardless of the penalty miss late in the encounter.

Grobler was the hero and the villain at FNB Stadium on Saturday, as he bagged the equaliser before he had a penalty saved by Chiefs goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi.

However, Tembo refused to blame his star forward for the dropped points.

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"It happens. Even the best players all over the world miss penalties. Pogba missed a penalty this week. So for me, I look at the overall performance. I think he had a very good game," Tembo told SuperSport TV.

Tembo felt believes the arrival of Thamsanqa Gabuza was key in his side getting back in to the game.

"We had a poor first-half. We were second to everything. They were a bit more adventurous than us while we were a bit slow to get out of the blocks. But second half we were better. We created enough chances like them. I think we could have stolen it at the death.

"When we brought on Gabuza he gave them problems, because Bradley could play off him. Whereas in the first half Bradley was a bit isolated.

"But I will take a point. I think a draw is a fair reflection of the game. I think we struggled with the ball over the top. With Nurkovic, a different type of player, strong in the air. He was winning everything."