New TS Galaxy coach Sead Ramovic got to see the size of the task facing him as he tries to steer the club away from the foot of the DStv Premiership, but says there are plenty of positives to take from the 1-0 loss to AmaZulu on Tuesday.
Galaxy created numerous chances to get at least a point from the game, but could not convert and also suffered a set-back when defender Pogiso Sanoka received his second red card in four games to leave them a man short.
“I think we did well, the only negative point was that we did not score,” Ramovic said. “But I am proud of my team, we were compact, we had structure and we were tactically good. I think we have improved, but we still need some more time to make it better.
“After going behind many teams will drop down [their intensity], but we didn’t and that is why I am really proud of them because they showed a lot of character.
“We did not deserve to lose, at least a point would be fair, but that is the way of the league. If you are down, you don’t have the luck. We made a small mistake; we conceded the goal. But we will try to do it better in the next time.”
Ramovic admits the red card was a blow and says the side will have to work on their discipline overall.
“The team has three red cards in the last seven games. It is not easy if you play with one player less against a good, organised team like AmaZulu.”
Next up is an away clash with Maritzburg United, where Ramovic will come up against compatriot Ernst Middendorp.
“We have a great squad, with 25 great players and we will find the right way to play against Maritzburg United,” he said.
“It will not be easy, Maritzburg play with width and also have a German coach. They are a quality team, but we have to believe in our own quality and go into the game with confidence.”
Galaxy have yet to win a game this season and lie bottom of the table with two points from their seven games.
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