Ernst Middendorp preached patience with Kaizer Chiefs squad


Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp says he expecting more teams to adopt a defensive approach in the business end of the Absa Premiership campaign.

Chiefs struggled to break down a defensive Arrows for the majority of the match before Lebogang Manyama finally found the winner in stoppage time.

"No, you know first of all compliment to Golden Arrows, unbelievable defensive concept in terms of keeping us not in the most dangerous area," the German tactician told SuperSport TV

"We knocked, knocked and knocked until the end, we never stopped. Good it was difficult for us but I said it before last week after the Black Leopards game, we will see it more often in the end.

"Teams are working, top eight, not to relegate, come close [etc], defensive concepts coming in more and more, then you have to provide. I'm very happy for the team, for the players, that we have the three points."

The German added that he spoke to his squad the entire week about teams setting up defensively.

"It's okay, I said compliment, very well structured. One aspect on our team talk the entire week, was talking about this. To be patient, sometimes take a vertical pass back, build up, if the left is closed, try to go deep on the right side. This is where we have to do better in the future, no doubt.

"Fantastic support, the noise was great scoring the goal in the last second."