CAPE TOWN – Cape Town City coach Eric Tinkler has admitted that the team is hungry for the three points ahead of the Ikapa Derby against rivals Cape Town Spurs this weekend.
This will be the first Cape derby that fans will see since Spurs got relegated five years ago when the two sides face at the newly pitched revamped Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.
Tinkler’s charges come to this at the back of the four losses in the DStv Premiership this season with the side currently sitting in 13th position.
He says even though the match is about the bragging rights of the City, getting three points on the day is the aim for his side.
“Simple as that, three points. It’s the derby, yes, we want to have the bragging rights. But most important, it’s about the three points and climbing the league as soon as possible,” said Tinkler.
“You know, fans, everybody gets hurt with the losses. But for me, the importance is when I analyse the games, I go back, I look at them.
“Sometimes your emotions take over and sometimes you may react too soon. But I go home, I look, I watch the games again.”
City will play against Shaun Bartlett’s side which has not tasted a victory this season.
He says the team is displaying good football but admits that they need to convert their chances in their favour.
“The majority of the games, I think it was only [Orlando] Pirates really, I thought okay we didn’t play well but the majority of the games I thought we really played well,” he said.
“The last game against second Sekhukhune at home that should never have happened you know we dominated that game we should have comfortably won that game.
“Then there was SuperSport away I think at least the point I think we deserve that if anything and remember all these games are away and he had home games.
“Our record last season away from home wasn’t brilliant. It was actually very, very poor. Our record at home was what got us to fourth, you know. So, I looked at that to a degree and I said, okay, the result against AmaZulu, the performance, was really, really good.”