Eymael disappointed with Dikwena draw

Head coach Luc Eymael says he is disappointed the squad were unable to make history with three points over Platinum Stars on Saturday.

Edward Manqele scored his second goal of the season to cancel out Bongi Ntuli’s penalty on the half-hour mark as the battle of the Stars finished 1-1.

The stalemate ended Ea Lla Koto’s chance of claiming four consecutive Premiership victories which irked their Belgian coach, who claimed his side failed to turn up during the first-half at Goble Park.

“We went into the match knowing they have drawn with Pirates and I knew it was not going to be easy,” he said. “I don’t underestimate any team.

“I told my players it’s not going to be an easy match they have good players and in the first half we were very bad. I spoke to my boys during the team talk I could sense there was something wrong and they certainly did not come to the party today.

“But it looked much better in the second half, with all the good build up and creating chances and I think several players played under their level,” the former Polokwane City boss added.

“We were unlucky not to win because we could have written a another history page in the club by winning four games in a row.”

Eymael went on to apologise to the home supporters who turned out in their numbers in Bethlehem, for the lack of attacking impetus displayed by the squad.

“I am disappointed for the fans and my committee, I did not recognise my team I have to be fair and I will say the same thing to my players.

“Saturday’s show was the worst game we ever played since my arrival and I think we did not push enough to win this game which will have put us in position four or five on the log.”

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