Ronwen Williams believes SuperSport United could have still been in the running for the Absa Premiership title had they collected maximum points against “lower teams” all season.
SuperSport’s defeat against Orlando Pirates at the weekend ended their faint hopes of winning the Premiership, but Williams says his side conceded the title long before that in February after suffering back-to-back defeats at the hands of Stellenbosch FC and Golden Arrows respectively.
“At the beginning of the season, we had a chat as a club and we identified what our problem was the previous season. I mean we always beat the top teams, Orlando Pirates, Kaizer Chiefs but then we drop points to the lower teams and this is exactly what happened this year,” said Williams.
“I know where we lost it out, it was February this year where we lost back to back games against Stellenbosch and Golden Arrows, no disrespect to them but those are not the teams that should be taking points off us and losing to Pirates is fine as soon as you can beat the rest of the other teams.”
The slip-up in February and their lack of small-game temperament has come back to haunt ‘Matsatsantsa’ as they are now fighting to finish in the top three.
However, the Tshwane-based outfit have managed to clinch a trophy this season, the MTN8.
“We want to stay in the top three, cement our place and if we can do that, I would say this has been a great season considering the budget we are working on.
“We don’t have the budget like the bigger teams but with the players coming through the academy, the young players, we have a good mixture,” concluded the Bafana Bafana shot-stopper.
SuperSport will meet Cape Town City in their last game of the season on Saturday at Loftus Stadium.
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