Palmer Lauds Brazilians Defence
09 December 2012
Black Leopards coach Ian Palmer paid tribute to Mamelodi Sundowns’ defence after seeing his side lose 1-0 to The Brazilians on Sunday.
Katlego Mphela scored the winner in the first half as Palmer admitted his team had no way of breaking the defence.
“We just didn’t have the ability to break them down. Defensively they did well,” said Palmer.
"A lapse of concentration in the first half and they scored, but we knew it was going to be difficult to come here. It’s never easy playing away. That’s football, what can we say?”
Palmer added his side were also outplayed in the midfield and they struggled to keep possession in the final third.
“I don’t think we created enough. Our intentions were to get behind them more, but I think they took more charge of the midfield and that is where we battled. If you don’t take control of that area, you won’t create chances,” said Palmer.
“I think we lost possession to easily in the final third and you give possession away like that you’re going to get punished.”