Ryan Moon adamant Kaizer Chiefs showing signs of improvement


Kaizer Chiefs striker Ryan Moon says they have shown glimpses of their best under coach Ernst Middendorp but is confident they will get it right.

Chiefs have yet to live up to expectations, though have shown some signs of improvement since Middendorp took over midway through the season.

Though they are already ruled out of the running for the Absa Premiership title, they still have a chance to end their trophy drought with just two rounds left in the Nedbank Cup.

While their performances have not quite been convincing in recent times, Moon is adamant there are positive signs in their game, with just one specific area requiring attention.

“We’ve shown glimpses of our strengths throughout the season, we just need to be a lot more consistent moving forward,” said Moon.

“I think our combination play, and particularly our forward movement, under coach Ernst has improved a lot, so that’s our strengths.

“We just need to work a bit more on our final third decision-making and we could score a lot more goals, and we’ll put teams away if we score.

“I think even the games that we didn’t really play the best, we still had good chances to kill the game, so we just need to be more clinical up front.”

And the 22-year-old also offered assurance that they are giving it the required attention with the aid of former Bafana Bafana striker and current assistant coach Shaun Bartlett.

“We are definitely working on i. As strikers, we stay after training to practice extra finishing and making the right choices in the final third,”

“We’re also working with coach Shaun, but we know it’s a process and we just need to get It right. We have a former top striker in coach Shaun, who has been there and done it, so he knows what it takes and we’re learning from him and coach Ernst.

“But I think it’s also for us to put the onus on ourselves as players, because they can give us all the information and instructions but at the end of the day it boils down to us actually doing it.”