Maritzburg United coach Ernst Middendorp was full of praise for his players, after their 3-2 home victory against Golden Arrows, at Harry Gwala Stadium on Wednesday, in the Dstv Premiership match.
The German mentor was more interested in what the result would be, after an aggressive affair between the two KZN teams fighting for maximum points.
“In this stage it’s not probably about nice soccer, this stage is about winning the game and focus on our target and purpose of the game, our main goal and we have done it,” reflected Middendorp.
“As expected, very aggressive, more and more I think at this stage same expected because it is a local derby and these games also against AmaZulu are always special.”
“In the end we’ve taken it well, we scored three goals, we defended in the end.
“I think it was a fighting spirit we’ve seen from the team, each and everybody and there is unity,” said Middendorp.
The former Kaizer Chiefs coach brushed aside the magnitude of the match and how special the victory would be, since it’s a KZN Derby and beating a team that is in the top three of the Dstv Premiership log.
“You are not getting more points from it, let’s take it from their side, but you pull certain confidence inside KwaZulu Natal and complement to both teams.
“AmaZulu and Golden Arrows having fantastic positions, in the top eight, top three, top four. Doing a fantastic job, there is no doubt about it.”
The team of Choice climbed to 11th position on the log, with 28 points from 26 matches.
By Wonga Sirayi
FARPost’s KZN Reporter