AmaZulu FC head coach Brandon Truter pointed out that his side will have to improve following their match against Chippa United over the weekend.
Usuthu were narrowly beaten 2-1 by the Chilli Boys in a DStv Premiership match at the Moses Mabhida Stadium with Veluyeke Zulu netting the hosts’ consolation goal.
“There are so many things to work on going forward, especially with the [Mamelodi] Sundowns match coming as well,” Truter said,
“I’m not happy with some of the performances, but we will see where we can fine-tune it. I keep preaching about mentality, and the will to win.
“If the mentality is not right heading to the game and disrespecting the opponent, you’ll always get a reaction and the reaction we got today was a goal down,” he added.
“There’s a lot to work on. The majority of the guys on the park are experienced players, so there are certain situations they can and should have managed better.”
AmaZulu finished the game against Chippa with 10 players after Augustine Chidi Kwem was sent off against his former club in stoppage time.
“I hate losing but I do not mind losing when there’s a good performance and effort from everyone,” Truter added.
“I just feel like some of us didn’t give effort, even the red card of Augustine Kwem was a bit emotional. He lost control of his emotions that is what you do not want in a game.”
Usuthu will be hoping to bounce back to winning ways when they square off with Mamelodi Sundowns at the Loftus Versfeld Stadium on Sunday.