Kaizer Chiefs head coach Arthur Zwane says his charges took their foot off the pedal after TS Galaxy were reduced to ten men in the second half.
The Soweto giants were unable to make it back-to-back DStv Premiership wins after being held to a goalless draw on Sunday afternoon.
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Zwane felt the Soweto giants should have been three goals ahead going into the halftime break.
"Ja I think first ten minutes we started very slow, we gradually picked up, we dominated the middle, we forced them to make mistakes," Zwane said on SuperSport TV.
"Though sometimes when we were trying to press them to make mistakes to play the ball out wide knowing that we'll try to win the ball on the second phase.
"At some point we managed to get it right first half, most of the times it worked because I think we created about three clear-cut chances, two dead-ball situations, if we were clinical we could have scored at least two or three goals going into half-time," he said.
Zwane says Chiefs should have had a different mindset after Marks Munyai was sent off with 25 minutes to play.
"Second half I think we also started very well but we took the foot off the pedal after they were one man down. We thought the game was going to be easy and we needed a little bit of creativity, that's why I had to bring in George [Matlou]," he added.
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"Because now we were all playing crosses and I told him the only time [Kgaogelo] Sekgota goes wide is because we want to stretch them but we need a little bit of movement in between the central defenders.
"We didn't do that quite often and now we resorted to crosses of which we knew they were gonna add more numbers to defend. There was no way they were gonna go forward but we had to be cautious as well not to allow them to catch us on a break attack," he said
"I could easily have taken one of the defenders out and bring on a midfielder, offensive player, maybe a striker but we had to be cautious as well because they resorted to playing the long balls and we wanted to win all the long balls.
"We had to push [Sifiso] Hlanti to play a little bit lopsided because Siya [Ngezana] could not go. For me second half was not good enough, it could have been better had we piled a lot of pressure on them."
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