Ertugral admits feeling the heat


Ertugral’s coaching tactics have come under fire from Amakhosi chairman Kaizer Motaung who on the club’s website slammed the Turkish born coach’s defensive approach and using a lone striker in the game against Thanda Royal Zulu FC last week Wednesday.

“Clearly the technical team has become more defensive by playing a lone striker system that also has no supplier or some innovation in penetration.

_quote“I am obviously not happy with the counter-productive gambling and the sooner we turn our fortunes around the better for all of us.

“I shall be meeting the technical team to raise such concerns and address any reason that may be cause for our consternation,” the chairman said in his message last week.

Although Chiefs failed to get the full three points against Jomo Cosmos in the League game yesterday, the Amakhosi boss’ message appears to have got through because Ertugral started with two strikers against Ezenkosi, Shaun Bartlett and Kazer Motaung, Junior.

Ertugral has now promised a more offensive game from Kaizer Chiefs.

“As a coach, you can’t rely on one system. We tried Thuso Phala as lone striker against Thanda and despite the circumstances I think he played well. We came with another system against Cosmos.

“I had Shaun and Kaizer Junior upfront and even though we failed to score, I was impressed with the team’s performance in the hot weather. It was game of missed chances and Khune came to our rescue on more than two occasions.

“Chiefs is a big team and if we don’t get good results, obviously the team's supporters will not be happy, so I have to take responsibility.”

Kaizer Chiefs, who are lying 12th on the log with 19 points, take on BidVest Wits at BidVest Stadium on Wednesday before travelling to Tshwane on Saturday to take on-form Supersport United at Loftus Stadium.