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AmaZulu coach, Craig Rosslee said his boys were pathetic on Wednesday, when they were knocked out by the second division club in the Nedbank Cup

Rosslee fielded a team, that hardly played together, and he faced the consequences as his players were all over the place against Tembu Royals.

“I think everybody, who saw this match will agree that we were pathetic. We just did not play good football. I think we somehow underrated the opposition team so much that we allowed them to come at us,” said Rosslee.

During the first half, Usuthu looked as if they were lacking motivation, but they came strong in the second half, which saw them creating scoring opportunities. Despite all that effort, Rosslee said he is tired of trying as he wants results.

“Hitting the goal post is not enough, I am tired of being close to scoring. I mean if we want to win games we need to score goals and this was just a good wake up call for us, that yes, we still have a problem when it comes to scoring,” he said.

Although most players were not gelling, Joseph Malongoane gave it his all from the first whistle and Rosslee said he was very impressed by his performance.

“Joseph played well as he showed that he really wanted to win this match. The problem is that he could not have done it alone. I wanted to use this match as a way of giving my players a chance and showing them that I believe in them, especially the new signings.

“Going into the league, I am sure Malongoane deserves to be given more opportunities, when our main starting eleven comes back,” he said.

Above all, the coach said he is very disappointed with what he saw last night, and they need to try and forget what happened and focus on the league now.

“We have a long way to go in the league; there is still a lot of work ahead of us. I am hoping that we will bounce back strong in the PSL as some of our players that will be making a return to the squad will be fresh,” he said.

 

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