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Middendorp Proved Wrong By Maritzburg Star

Maritzburg United head coach Ernst Middendorp has admitted that one player is proving him wrong after the victory over Mamelodi Sundowns.

The Team of Choice climbed to 12th spot on the DStv Premiership table after rallying from behind to defeat Sundowns on Saturday evening.

“We definitely had in a number of moments the luck on our side, there’s no doubt about it. You have to be realistic, but you need if you want to be successful at the end of the day a hard-working individual performance,” Middendorp told SuperSport after the game.

“Hard working team performance in some moments to do the right stuff and supporting each other but as I said it was the hard work, it was really a number of moments where I thought we could’ve conceded the second or third goal.

“But it’s something what you experience and we had a lot of games meanwhile in this run of the season, 94 minutes, 95 minutes, 88 minutes, 85 minutes where it went in the other direction and good as I always say it will be balanced during the season,” he added.

The German tactician also reserved some special praise for veteran defender Nazeer Allie, who thought might not be able to play anymore.

“He’s definitely a player in the beginning of the season, but sometimes you mess it up as a coach. In the beginning of the season, I was thinking I don’t think he can make it anymore, " he added.

“But how is proving us, me in particular during the run of the season now in particular when he is not available.

“How we are missing him with his leadership and right moment, sorting out defensive challenges. I must say really not only Nazeer but in particular if you want to name somebody that’s him."

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