Johnson: We did everything to put the ball in the net

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  • Post published:February 26, 2024

Kaizer Chiefs coach Cavin Johnson admits they did everything they could but put the ball in the net following their defeat to Milford FC in the Nedbank Cup.

The Glamour Boys crashed out of the Nedbank Cup at the round of 32 after conceding a 5-4 defeat in a penalty shootout after the game ended goalless at the FNB Stadium on Sunday.

Amakhosi will be looking to bounce back when they take on Moroka Swallows in the DStv Premiership at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.

Johnson felt his sides were not lethal enough in front of goal which ultimately cost them the match, resulting in their elimination from the competition.

“Ja, not good, I thought when you have 20 chances to score a goal and you still have a penalty as well, on top of that and you don’t convert that, then we just put ourselves under major pressure,” Johnson told SuperSport TV after the game.

“We did everything we could but put the ball in the net. That’s football, what can I say?

“For us, in the first half, we had so many opportunities when we came out, we had more opportunities in the second half but the goal doesn’t go in the net, you can’t do anything.

“In one moment we did do that, I thought we didn’t do that but again I thought we made too quick a pass when we had the opposition behind the back and we just couldn’t get the right pass.

“And when we went wide and brought it in, we looked better but not to be.”

He added: “So we’re not in a good space now because we knew what this meant for us and we lose it today, I think you can see the players, they know what it means to them.

“Myself, I know what this meant for us to carry it further and go to the next round but this is football. We wish the opposition luck but for us it’s not good enough.”

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