Register Login Live

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

222 comments

Top 5

In Numbers: Dolly’s Chiefs Masterclass

84 Oct 18, 2021 08:25 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Pictures: How Messi Celebrated First PSG Goal

6 Sep 29, 2021 08:28 AM in UEFA Champions League

Patient Kwanda Comments On 'Tough' Bucs Debut

8 Oct 18, 2021 12:41 PM in Orlando Pirates

Players Clubs Can Still Sign For Free

1 Oct 01, 2021 10:28 AM in International

Rulani Slams Bafana: There’s No Data!

97 Oct 18, 2021 02:25 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Royal AM’s MaMkize Stuns With R2.2 Million Exotic BMW Flex

6 Oct 21, 2021 02:00 PM in Show Me The Money

Report: Messi Wants PSG Teammate Gone

12 Oct 22, 2021 08:27 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Awwwww! 10 Of Bvuma & His Wife’s Cutest Moments Together

Oct 21, 2021 06:00 PM in Footballers & Chill

New: The 10 Highest-Ranked African Nations In FIFA Rankings

Oct 21, 2021 10:53 AM in African Football

Royal Ride - Mpisane’s R5 Million Mega Lambo Flexes

1 Oct 20, 2021 10:00 AM in Show Me The Money

The Cost Of Not Hosting 'The Big Three'

31 Oct 18, 2021 04:12 PM in PSL

BREAKING! All The Ballon d'Or Nominees Revealed

5 Oct 08, 2021 06:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

Dolly’s Chiefs Transformation Explained

16 Oct 18, 2021 10:56 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Pitso Breaks Silence Following R54m Contract Agreement

23 Oct 18, 2021 04:04 PM in Players Abroad