Cape Town City head coach Eric Tinkler is hoping to start well when the league resumes. Tinkler didn’t start the season well with his Cape Town based club due in part, to participating in continental football for the first time but acknowledges the need to start the second half of the season well.
Cape Town City are currently in 13th position after twelve matches played so far in DStv premiership. The Citizens have registered only three wins so far this season. After their loss against USM Alger on CAF Confederation Cup last month Eric Tinkler side went on a one week break before embarking on a mini preseason.
“Our little mid-season break ended on the 23rd of November and wehave been back in training, getting ourselves obviously ready for the game against Royal AM,” Tinkler told ThisIsFootball.Africa
Despite not being in a good position on the log currently, Tinkler believes his team has been playing good football even though they are not converting their chances. The last time his side won a match was against TS Galaxy in September 2022 at Mbombela Stadium.
“We play good football and are creating so many chances but unfortunately we are not turning those chances into most importantly the goals in order to get the victory. So that [has] been a primary focus from us especially these last two weeks of this little pre-season that we’re going through. So far, we’ve seen lot of positivity from that work we been putting in. We got ten days left until our game against Royal AM so we should be ready.
“We managed to squeeze in a couple of friendly games which has been important in terms of the loading of the players in getting them ready for the fixture against Royal AM. But I think there’s a lot of positivity in the camp. There has been a lot of hard work from everyone in games and in training. Obviously, we want to start on the front foot especially in the game against Royal AM,” he concluded.
The Citizens will play their next three matches at the Cape Town stadium as they hope to get back to winning ways in front of their home fans.
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