Golden Arrows coach Mark Harrison was a frustrated man after watching his team lose 3-1 to Orlando Pirates on Sunday afternoon at the Orlando Stadium in an ABSA Premiership match.
Harrison was upset with his how team had made basic errors in conceding the team’s goals, and he said it was driving him crazy.
Harrison said the club needs to sign a few players to create competition, and said replacing him wouldn’t be the solution, as the next coach would find himself in a similar situation.
“To be fair I think the first 25 minutes cost us the game, we got on the back foot after giving away two stupid goals again, and we’ve done it again, we give away a silly first goal, a free header, we give away a silly second goal, nobody is picking up in the middle of the box, it’s basics, it’s basic defending.
“It’s driving me absolutely crazy, it’s every single game, we’re on the back foot, against Orlando Pirates in the Orlando Stadium, we don’t make it easy for ourselves do we?
“We got ourselves back in the game and I think second-half we had a good go at them, I mean Roger just said to me now, that game was closer than what the scoreline suggests, and it was, the third goal comes where we’re pushing the centre half up to the top to try and put a bit of pressure on them, and they broke on us.
“The bottom line is we’ve got to improve drastically, we’ve got to get a few players in, we’ve got to stop making basic mistakes, we’ve got to be a better unit and move on.
“We have a defensive wall, we work on it at training, it’s on the wall in the dressing room, every player knows his job, and we’ve got a player wandering around going, ‘where am I, where am I?’ Come on, this is the PSL, this is not Vodacom! Our players have got to start taking responsibility, it’s madness.”
“The previous coach has come and gone, I’m here, if I come and go, if the next one comes, I’m sure he’ll come and go, because there are things that need to change here. We need to get some players in and we need to start working harder.
“We need to strengthen all over, we need to make competition all over, I think there are too many players who are too comfortable at times, they come to training and know they’re going to be playing on Saturday, because we don’t have the depth at the moment.
"And the ones that are on the fringe of the squad, don’t show enough desire or will to get out there and change things for us, or for themselves. In all departments we need to strengthen, to create some competition.”