Platinum Stars coach Roger de Sa says his team were in position to win most of the games since he joined the club. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

JOHANNESBURG – Platinum Stars coach Roger de Sa is still optimistic his side can turns things around following their sixth draw in 12 league outings this season. 

De Sa watched in frustration as his men surrendered their lead, not once but twice when they drew 2-2 against Baroka FC at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on Sunday afternoon.

Stars find themselves second from bottom on the log, with one league win to their name.

“It’s frustrating. How many times should we have won? You don’t mind being beaten fair and square. You come back and try to do it,” said De Sa after the match.

“But when it’s there and you don’t do it, it’s frustrating. Our decision-making needs to be better in both attack and defence. It’s individual errors. That’s the problem.

“It’s the mistakes that are hurting us. We can see that and we speak about it. We need to get that right. A win will come.

“In most games since I have been at Platinum Stars, we should have won. We may not have won, but we have been performing. That’s a good sign. A win will come.”

That Baroka equalised towards the end of the match did not sit well with De Sa.

“It does feel like a loss because of the way the game went. Playing a team on top of the log away from home, it was a good result.

“It’s just the way it was achieved it that is disappointing. The goals came from our mistakes. We will work on it. We will continue to try and improve.

“We will try and coach. It’s a coaching job. Now we have to teach our players to be better. That’s it.”

De Sa’s next assignment is against Polokwane City at the Old Peter Mokaba Stadium on December 6.

African News Agency (ANA)