Swallows FC head coach Ernst Middendorp felt fatigue took its toll on the players in the final 30 minutes of the game against Mamelodi Sundowns.
The Soweto outfit were in action against Richards Bay FC on Saturday, while Sundowns took on Orlando Pirates a day before.
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The German tactician feels having one day less of recovery was a factor in the second-half display.
“I said it before the game it’s one day less recovery, you can see the 60 -65th minute its always something," Middendorp told SuperSport after the game.
"The details you not pressuring the ball anymore, you lose a little bit the concept that all of a sudden you get pulled out.
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“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.
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