AmaZulu coach Craig Rosslee told the club website that their defeat against Tuks was well deserved as they brought it on themselves
Despite Goodman Dlamini opening the scoring in the first half, AmaTuks equalized promptly through Bongani Zungu, before second half strikes from Mame Niang and another goal from Zungu secured the win for the hosts.
All three goals came via the aerial route with Niang and Zungu using their height and quick reaction to cause problems for the AmaZulu defence, but Rosslee believes his troops could have defended better.
“We probably deserved to lose 3-1. We deserved to lose handsomely. We didn’t deal well with Niang upfront.
“The idea is not really to deal with him, because you can’t as he’s just too big, but we didn’t pick up the second ball and we got punished for it. At 2-1 we were still in the game and we didn’t take our chances,” said Rosslee.
Usuthu will now go back to the drawing board as they look to bounce back in their next match against Bloemfontein Celtic, but Rosslee admits that they have to work harder to get the ball in the back of the net.
“(The issue of scoring) That’s the million dollar question, the same question I’ve been asked since I took over, but the fact of the matter is that we have to work week in and out,” he said.
“We have a nice break, thank goodness, because we need to nurse a few injuries and then prepare for the midweek game against Celtic and then (Mamelodi) Sundowns on the weekend.”
AmaZulu will host Celtic at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday, April 17, at 19h30.