Kaizer Chiefs interim coach Arthur Zwane believes his side were chasing the game with Mamelodi Sundowns playing more relaxed football as they had “nothing to lose” on Sunday.
The Glamour Boys earned a crucial point after they held champions Sundowns to a 1-1 draw at the FNB Stadium in the DStv Premiership on Sunday evening as Aubrey Modiba’s goal was equalised by Phathutshedzo Nange.
Amakhosi are now find in fourth place in the league standings with 43 points from 28 matches, while the Brazilians remain at the summit with 62 points after 28 matches.
“I think we started very well, first 20 minutes we were the better team first half, we had about three break attacks we didn’t take one,” Zwane told SuperSport TV post-game.
“From there, we dropped a little bit and allowed them to control the game in the middle and in the last six, seven minutes of the first half we were back in the game, we showed glimpses.
“Creating goalscoring opportunities but not clinical. At half time, we told them that they should be aware of the diagonal passes, of which we conceded from there.
“From there we dropped and allowed them to control the game but, look, it was given for them, for the fact that they had nothing to lose.
“They came here knowing very well that whether they lose or win the game they’ve got nothing to lose. When you’re playing against an opposition who are not going to push you to that extent you become vulnerable because they are more relaxed and you’re tense, you’re chasing the game.
“I think just after conceding the goal we now had to make changes, take the game to them, make sure that we get the equaliser.
“We managed to get the equaliser from a great movement, good passing game from the boys of which we expect that to happen consistently.
“But we’re playing in patches, like I said, we’re afraid of losing the ball but it’s something we’re going to work on. Just one extra day of preparing the team much better compared to when we were playing back to back and we did not have enough time to prepare the team in terms of sessions.”