Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs coach Ernst Middendorp admitted the football his side played in the 1-0 victory over Golden Arrows was 'definitely not a delicacy'.
Despite enjoying the lion's share of possession, Chiefs barely mustered a shot on target until Lebogang Manyama popped up in injury time to poach three points for Amakhosi.
And despite that victory extending Chiefs' lead at the top of the Absa Premiership to ten points, Middendorp felt his side were far from the finished article.
“Ja. It is part of the game that it was definitely not a delicacy. Let’s be clear. It was not a fantastic meal. I believe some ingredients were missing. No doubt about that,” said Middendorp as per TimesLive.
“They made it very difficult for us to come through. Most of the doors were closed. But in preparing the team I was very clear about it that one ingredient, crucial ingredient at the end of the final success would be to be patient.
“We have an idea to go a certain way. It is always an opponent having a certain idea knowing what we are doing where we are strong, knowing our ambition and skills.
“And then of course you have always a set parameter. During the week we worked on our spacing and our movement off the ball was so important. But to have an open game and a very clear up and down you need two partners. You need two teams going at each other.
“In the end we won the three points. We have done it. We should be busy with ourselves and what we can influence. That’s it."
- TeamTalk Media