Clinton Larsen: Golden Arrows will get back up and finish in top eight

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Arrows lost 3-0 to Bidvest Wits on Tuesday evening but the coach was optimistic on SuperSport TV after the match.

“We knew it was going to be tough. They had a fresh team, all the players that played were rested in the Nedbank Cup so they were fresh today and I think we felt the effects of our Saturday game against Sundowns,” Larsen said.

“But we must give credit to them, we knew that we’re going to have to defend crosses well today and be in with a chance. Not so sure about the penalty decision. We had one shout as well, didn’t get it, then a free cross into the box, [Mogakolodi] Ngele scores, goalkeeper caught flat-footed with a 30-yard strike. So very soft goals to concede tonight but we’ll get back up from this. I think the boys need a bit of a rest and we’ll be back up and running.

“We’ve got seven games left now, we’re still in a position where we’re competing for a top-eight place. We’re still a couple of points clear of the chasing pack. There are 21 points to play for and we’ll continue to fight for those points.”