SuperSport United coach Eric Tinkler adamant he won't resign

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Matsatsantsa will need to pull up their socks soon or they could find themselves battling it out in the relegation zone

SuperSport United head coach Eric Tinkler is certainly feeling the pressure after his side registered their sixth draw of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) campaign on Tuesday evening.

It was once again a frustrating night for the 2017 Caf Confederation Cup finalists, who despite having victory within their grasp against Polokwane City, were forced to surrender their lead in stoppage time. Rise and Shine’s Puleng Tlolane came up with the goods as his shot deflected off Clayton Daniels, earning his side a precious point.

The draw meant that Matsatsantsa still find themselves in a precarious situation as they remained in 11th position, but worryingly for the Tshwane-based outfit is that they have only won five games out of 17 league encounters this season.

Nonetheless, speaking after the clash, the SuperSport coach was in a bitter mood as he hit out at the referee’s decision to add a further two minutes of extra time.

He also questioned the decision to award Morgan Gould with the man of the match award.    

“We were only supposed to play 94 minutes and the goal came in the 96th minute,” a disappointed Tinkler said after the game.

“There are obviously questions around that. It’s not the first time that this thing has happened, but I'm not using it as an excuse. I thought it was a great performance from us and we should have won the match easily,” he lamented.

“There are a lot of positives we can take. The first half was great. We controlled the match and created opportunities.

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"They gave Morgan Gould man of the match. I mean really? Who was sitting up there and analysing this game? That's rubbish! They are saying we were under pressure for most of the game. If anybody deserved man of the match then it's Kingston Nkhatha. He worked really hard. He was superb. He had a great game,” he continued.

Meanwhile, Tinkler said he hasn't considered resigning, and says that he will not resign in spite of SuperSport’s recent struggles.  

“I have not considered to resign. Why I must I resign because I think I'm doing a good job,” he concluded.

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