Middendorp (Chiefs coach) regrets missed chances in Wits loss


Ernst Middendorp is deeply sad with poor finishing from Kaizer Chiefs after they lost 1-0 to Bidvest Wits on Sunday, at FNB Stadium

After the defeat, Chiefs still had something to hold onto, which is their first position on the table.

This is as a result of the loss of Mamelodi Sundowns to Baroka FC by 1-0.

However, Chiefs had plenty of chances but were not able to convert them into goals. Samir Nurkovic, who is their current top goal scorer also missed a very nice chance for a goal.

If you see the 90 minutes, the effort brought in by the players, by the team. I don’t know actually, of course, that one will be again the coach is in charge [and it is his fault], but the number of possibilities … good, if it has to be, it’s my fault, I take it,” Middendorp told SuperSport TV.

But I think the mentality of the players was very good, they were really fighting the full 98 minutes. The chances were there to make it 1-0, 2-0, 3-0, and of course, that’s a bit of … I don’t know how at the end of the day, through the centre, that’s something we have to face, it’s not really acceptable.”

On Wednesday, Chiefs will have a match with Chippa United before their final game with Baroka by weekend.

I personally hope we can put the players into the right mentality towards the next game, in particular Chippa. We will try again, we will go again all out, try to score, try to win this game,” commented the German mentor.

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