Serame Letsoaka expressed his disappointment after Free State Stars were beaten 2-1 by Polokwane City on Saturday.
Letsoaka had targeted the game against Rise and Shine as one his team would pick up all three points in a bid to ease the current relegation concerns – but it was not to be, despite putting in a good performance on the pitch.
“This is one game we were sure we will get the three points and move to 26 points,” Letsoaka said.
“You can see in terms of the performance of the team, we performed so well but we gave away two goals at the critical phases, and these are the things you make the players aware of.”
With four games remaining in the current campaign, the former Golden Arrows boss acknowledged that the season was becoming trickier, with so much at stake in each fixture.
“The league is getting tougher and tougher. Our next opponents are Cape Town City and they want to win the league.
“Wits as well wants to win the league. You then have Celtic and Chippa who want to avoid relegation,” he added.
“No game is easy and no game is better than the other one. They are equally important.”