Swallows FC coach Ernst Middendorp says his side simply lost concentration after 60 minutes against Mamelodi Sundowns.
The Dube Birds played four days ago in the KwaZulu-Natal province against Richards Bay FC and lost 1-0 thus the German bemoaned the days afforded to prepare for Masandawana.
“I said it before the game it’s one day less recovery, you can see the 60-65th minute its always something. The details you not pressuring the ball anymore, you lose a little bit the concept that all of a sudden you get pulled out,” Middendorp told SuperSport TV.
“You not having a reference point the ball and own teammate. But good we had some possibilities some free-kick situation the first half. A free-kick – (Mwape) Musonda he could’ve probably put it in. We had a crossbar shot, we had another possibility.
“But the basic - the fundamentals was defensive concept with a very clear understanding about not to open the spaces so far but we could see the concentration we got a little bit loose after 60 minutes and ja …it happens and basically you not coming back."
The Dube Birds, who are second-bottom and two points off the basement boys Maritzburg United, play host to Chippa United on Friday evening and will look for their first win under Middendorp.
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