The Buccaneers were in CAF Confederations Cup action this Sunday and played after two days of that game. Davids believes that this gave the visitors some sort of advantage as they had an entire week to prepare for the match.
“We started the game very slow,” the co-mentor told SuperSport TV after the draw.
“Of course, they’re a well-rested team having prepared the whole week. Of course, we’re still recovering from a tough CAF match.
“But no excuses it’s our first game after this period with two days between.
“But as our team will get used to these two days between matches, we have to start games better. I think that’s what disturbed us in the first half.
“They were on top; we were slow to get into the game. Only in the second half of the first half we started playing.
“Very good performance in the second half. Really dominant.
“Creating chances. Definitely two points dropped tonight.
“We had to fix a couple of things tactically at halftime. Number two – the intensity in our press.
“If you give them time to play, they build up with a flat four plus a double six. They try to draw you out.
“The tens are in between the lines. We had to get a bit more advanced with our pressing.
“Sometimes our wingback pressing their fullback and going more on the front foot.
“We nearly scored in the first half with Mosele. We won the ball back and almost scored when the goalkeeper was out of position but really good, the players tried, just unfortunate to get the goal today.
“In games like these where you start slow you throw away that first 20-25 minutes you have to score the goals to be able to win these types of games and keep the momentum going.
“Four games in a row, we couldn’t get the fifth unfortunately tonight.” He exclaimed,
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