AmaZulu head coach Romain Folz felt his charges were the 'best team' on the day against Kaizer Chiefs after advancing to the MTN8 final.
A goalless draw in the semi-final second-leg against Chiefs was enough to see Usuthu book a spot in the final on away goals after a 1-1 draw in the first leg.
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Despite marching on to the finals, Folz felt his side could have gone on to win the second leg as he searches for his first victory on South African soil.
"I think it's a game we approached very well, I don't think anyone would have had anything to say if it's 2-0 at halftime with the chances that we had," Folz told SuperSport TV.
"I'm happy for the boys, I'm happy for the fans as well, they believed in us and the one thing we didn't want is to let them down.
"So we gave our very best as I promised before the game, I promised the fans that we'll go into the finals, we are, so we're happy.
"I still think it's a game we could have won, so on a coaching perspective yes we've qualified, I'm very happy but it's a game we should have put to bed at halftime
"I also understand that our physical level very often drops in the second half, in the middle of the second half, so in that regard the break coming it's going to be a good addition in time for us because we going to try to rebuild our physical engine.
"In order to do both halves like we did with the first one today but honestly I think we're the best team today, I think we deserve to go to the finals, we going to make sure we prepare in the two league games we have this week as best as we can. I'll allow the boys to celebrate tonight but only tonight."
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