Following his unbeaten run of five games, Kaizer Chiefs head coach Ernst Middendorp is oozing with confidence, suggesting that he doesn’t see any team as capable as Chiefs for top honours this season.
Middendorp’s charges narrowly edged lower division side Royal Eagles 1-0 to progress to the last 16 of the Nedbank Cup, where they will now meet Highlands Park.
The German mentor praised his troops’ current Absa Premiership position, while referring to the accolades the club acquired this season so far.
“I think we are doing well. Of course I think there’s always a possibly to improve, what must I say? I think you know the numbers – Q1, Q2 and the position we had from the start until now,” the coach told SoccerLaduma.
“I think it’s a team with confidence and a team with good management quality. I have said it before that sometimes you should be able to manage the game, even if – like one team – you win the league by winning 1-0 twelve times.
“I hope sometimes teams will come here (FNB Stadium), play with two strikers and overlapping fullbacks full of running. But no, it will be similar and you have to be structured, and that is what we are working on.
“It was very crucial for us to say this season that one of our targets in our goal setting was to do it adequately. These types of games will probably bring us the results at the end of the season.”