Bidvest Wits coach Roger De Sa says they have lost confidence


De Sa: The confidence is gone

Bidvest Wits coach Roger De Sa says his team have lost confidence after losing 1-0 to Jomo Cosmos last night giving them their second League win of the season.

“It was a very difficult match for us and we knew that it would be difficult and scrappy and they would be more physical and play and aim to catch us on counter attacks. We also expected them to be difficult to penetrate and break down, but having said that we had a few chances that we did not use in the first-half.

“After they scored in the second half it was always going to difficult break down and penetrate them as we have a young and inexperienced squad and that is how we lost the match,” says De Sa.

Bidvest Wits are becoming renowned for losing to teams at the bottom of the log.

“It has been four years in the row that a team on the bottom of the log comes here and wins, it is a big concern to me, we also have to improve our mental strength as a team and not allow them to come here and beat us.”

“It is a learning curve for the team as the youngsters have lost their confidence and we have to start from scratch and build the confidence again. It is all part of the game, we have to go back to the training ground and try to get things right from training ground and come back more positive and do the best we can,” he adds.

Meanwhile Ezenkosi coach Jomo Sono could afford a smile after a rare win for his team.

“We took control of the match in the second half, we pushed up and attacked and it was our plan to attack them on their left back and this is where the goal came from.

“I am happy for the players; they have always been playing good football but were unlucky not to obtain maximum points. We have always created chances but not converting them so the confidence was not high in the team as goals have not been forthcoming but after today`s win things will change.

“Players were desperate for a win and that is why they decided to sit back and defend in the last ten minutes of the match. I told them to push up but they did not and as a coach there is nothing I can do,” says Sono.

Patrick Zikalala

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