Ernst Middendorp considering changes following Kaizer Chiefs performance against Baroka


This is set to be a response to the poor performance displayed by his team in their shock 1-0 defeat to Baroka on Saturday, after putting out a completely dissimilar performance to beat Cape Town City a week earlier with a similar line-up.

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Disappointed with the display, after earlier warning against complacency, Middendorp believes they were much like a super car without fuel against Bakgaga and will thus look to change some parts ahead of this weekend’s tie at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

“We will get the confirmation and evidence of distance covered, sprints [completed], movement off the ball and compare it to last week’s game [against City],” said Middendorp.

“We were definitely at around 25 percent in all departments in terms of those statistics, and when something like this is missing, particularly against a team that was set up to close us, then it obviously gets difficult.

“I can only repeat, it’s like if you have a fantastic car but you don’t have fuel. Your fantastic car, of a fantastic brand with a fantastic reputation, is standing there but the fuel is not there, it’s not enough and you’ll miss it – that is what I see.

“It was totally disappointing and not adequate, but we have to look forward to the next game and put some other players in, we’ll see. It should not happen that we are using the same players and we can’t handle it.”

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