Ajax Cape Town head coach Stanley Menzo reserved special praise for Nathan Paulse in the aftermath of the club’s 2-0 defeat to Cape Town City on Saturday evening.
The 34-year-old came closest to finding the back of the net for the Urban Warriors, with his glancing header cannoning off the woodwork as Menzo’s troops tried to fight their way back into the match.
“There were positives,” Menzo noted at the post match presser. “I think Nathan did exactly what I asked from him. Mosa [Lebusa] did well, we didn’t play badly – it is all about the possession we have, the build-up… we have to get more out of those moments.
“Small things make the big difference, we need to work on those small things.
Moreover, the former Dutch international expressed that he will remain positive as Ajax now set their sights on beating Polokwane City in the Limpopo province this Saturday.
“You are a big coach when you win games, and ‘not a good coach’ when you lose games,” Menzo added. “As long as you believe in yourself, for me it is important; it is a normal situation in football…counts for players too.
“It is important for me now that we improve, even when we were winning – everyone knows how we play,I have to go on. I have to get the whole team to think as one again. We have to go on,” Menzo concluded.
Ajax will travel to Polokwane via Johannesburg on Friday, returning back to the Mother City on Sunday.