Tornado FC coach Tshepo Motsoeneng was proud of his charges effort against Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs as they bowed out of the Nedbank Cup.
Abongile Twani scored in his own net in the third minute of extra time to give Chiefs passage to the last 16 of the tournament.
Motsoeneng, who is a former Chippa United assistant coach, felt his side were never really outclassed by the Soweto giants on the day.
“What can I say? I thought we could have done better in some instances, I thought we could have caught them on transitions. But I thought my players were on some “people should see what I can do” instead of playing for the team,” Motsoeneng told SuperSport TV.
“You need to be a team player so people can come and scout you. That was first half. Second half, we started slow but we got to the game. At the end of the day we had to score ourselves [in order for them to beat us]. They gave us nothing, they were not threatening us in a way I could say we were outclassed. We were sitting in front of them.
“We knew what they were going to do, I know Middendorp he’s going to go wide, diagonal. Wide, diagonal trying to catch us. I’m proud of the boys. I can go home and sleep. I’m so happy. We’re going for the league! I have no fear. I had no fear for this team [Kaizer Chiefs]. I was angry when we started, but I said I will take the pressure.
“They didn’t score me. We scored ourselves. We had to score ourselves for them to come out of this. But it’s okay, it’s football, we learn from these things.”