Register Login Scores

PSL

GI: Sometimes It's Good To Lose

Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund believes that his side was disjointed and deserved their 2-1 loss to Zimbabwe on Tuesday night.

Igesund put out a young side to take on their local rivals and it proved to be a difficult night for many as the Warriors stormed to victory.

Igesund believes that sometimes it is good to lose a game, as it gives the players a chance to see what needs to be done at international level.

View: Some Of The Action From Tuesday's Friendly

"I think first of Zimbabwe were better than us. They deserved their victory. We were totally disjointed. You can see this was a team that hasn't played for two and a half months - they came from the COSAFA Cup. But that's no excuse, sometimes it's very good to lose games, because when you are trying out and you want to use players as development, and get them going, you want to see whether they can jump up to that level or not.

"Sometimes you throw them in the deep end and you can see some of them are not ready yet. We can't force the situation. I've heard people say that we must put in the COSAFA team, that's our future. It's not our future yet. They are going to come gradually - you put in players slowly.

"Sometimes it is good to lose. Zimbabwe were better than us, they had better shape. We were disjointed; we couldn't get a couple of passes together. We didn't look like a national team, we just looked like a team going out and playing.

"You can expect that sometimes when you have a very young team. I mean at the end of the game, we are losing 1-0 but we are playing at the back. We should be getting the ball in the box and that comes with experience."

Related Articles:

Read: Warriors Down Bafana In Friendly

Follow us on Twitter: @Soccer_Laduma

nextarticle

Gorowa: We Deserved To Win

222 comments

Top 5

Chiefs’ Situation To Force Manyama Deal?

29 Apr 05, 2020 09:43 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Mourinho Names Best XI He's Coached, No Space For Benni

35 Mar 30, 2020 07:32 PM in English Premier League

Ronaldo To Become Football's First Billionaire

24 Apr 06, 2020 09:00 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

How Ex-Chiefs Striker Is Keeping In South America

22 Mar 31, 2020 08:06 AM in Players Abroad

Ronaldo To Become Football's First Billionaire

24 Apr 06, 2020 09:00 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Chiefs’ Situation To Force Manyama Deal?

29 Apr 05, 2020 09:43 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Humble Beginnings: Sundowns Star Herding Cows At Home

5 Apr 06, 2020 09:51 AM in Ballers Cribs & Travels

UEFA Make Big Decision On Champions League & Europa

10 Apr 05, 2020 06:28 PM in UEFA Champions League

Monare's Best PSL XI Of All Time

25 Apr 04, 2020 11:35 AM in PSL

Kapinga To Downs – A Good Thing For His Career

9 Mar 30, 2020 12:05 PM in Siyagobhoza

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

28 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

Big Escape…PSL Star Off The Hook?

6 Mar 30, 2020 08:36 PM in PSL

The Highest-Paid Footballers In The World Today

11 Mar 29, 2020 07:16 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Major Concern As Some Will Be Too Old

3 Mar 30, 2020 02:04 PM in PSL