Kaizer Chiefs coach Molefi Ntseki has expressed concerns about the series of losses his side has suffered after losing to Cape Town City.
Ntseki and his Chiefs players are aware of the pressure that comes with these poor results as they sit seventh on the log table.
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Chiefs suffered their fourth defeat of the season and they have played nine matches into the 2023/24 DStv Premiership season.
NTSEKI EXPRESSES CONCERNS OVER CHIEFS LOSSES
The solitary goal by Khanyisa Mayo saw Chiefs and Ntseki failing to retain the full three points at FNB Stadium on Tuesday night.
“It doesn’t go well with all of us in terms of losing matches because like I said, we prepare to win. The team has brought good quality players and these good quality players, I always say it’s a process,” Ntseki said per SABC Sport.
“It’s a process for them to understand the game model. It’s a process for them to understand results like this. It’s a process for them whenever they are missing chances do they stay calm? Do they stay confident to say ‘The next chance I’m going to get I’ll be able to score.”
NTSEKI ON CHIEFS CONFIDENCE AND LOSING MATCHES
In addition, the former Bafana Bafana mentor said his players tend to worry about losing their games and that needs to change.
Up next for Chiefs is a clash against the second-placed Golden Arrows on Wednesday, October 28 and the clash will be played at Mbombela Stadium.
“When you start worrying about losing the game, it means the confidence goes away,” he added.
“So, what is important is for us to build them and for us to have the confidence and the belief to say, the next game we go for it.
“You don’t prepare for a loss in any way, anytime you prepare, you prepare to win.”
“I would say bad results when you look at the plan going into this game. We were fully aware that a win would give us two wins in a row and we were looking forward to playing well and winning this game.
“Even after conceding that goal, we piled pressure on the opponents looking for that equaliser and hopefully looking for a winning goal. Decision making let us down, the opportunities we created, and the setplays we had. We became more emotional and as a result we couldn’t get that important goal.”