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Middendorp: I Could Have Played Without A Goalkeeper

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Ernst Middendorp claims he could have played without a goalkeeper due to his side's dominance in the draw with Golden Arrows.

Read: Chiefs' League Struggles Continue With Arrows Stalemate

Chiefs needed a second-half header from Kgotso Moleko to salvage a 1-1 draw with Steve Komphela's charges on Tuesday evening.

The German-born tactician felt the encounter was a very one-side affair and was disappointed to only walk a way with a point.

“It’s painful to see the result of 1-1 in the end. I don’t know, two or three times [we] hit the crossbar before they scored the goal. I don’t know, we can discuss it, 3-0 or 4-0 with the opportunities we had just to tap the ball in,” Middendorp told SuperSport after the match.

“I’m not disappointed with the way we tried in the second half with quick balls and circulation, with a better movement. It’s disappointing that we’re not coming through, I don’t remember, even a try, a shot at goal from the other side. I could have probably done it without a goalkeeper. But it’s not new, we had it against Baroka FC, we had it against Pirates.”

The German tactician went on to say that he was left frustrated by the decision-making in the last third by Dumisani Zuma.

“Dumisani Zuma is a great player, but [with] one man on your back you don’t have to pass around. You’re in a box, turn around, left, right and score. That’s what we have consistently asked for. We don’t do it in a game, it’s disappointing," he added.
“This result should have been clear on our advantage but congratulations to Golden Arrows, they co-operated very well. Time was definitely a parameter they worked with, okay."


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