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Johannes cautions City not to go into ‘panic mode’

Cape Town – Cape Town City captain Robyn Johannes has called on his side to show more composure in the latter stages of matches.

The Citizens have claimed only three points from their last four outings and have not won in five games.

Last week they led 1-0 against Maritzburg United at the halftime break, only to concede four second-half goals and lose 2-4.

And then against SuperSport United, City looked set for victory, only to concede in the 96th minute and draw 1-1.

"It has been disappointing how we have been throwing games away," Johannes told the Cape Times.

"Last weekend's 1-1 draw even felt like a defeat. We definitely deserved the three points against SuperSport, but then gave it away at the end. I think, as a team, we need to learn from that.

"We need stop going into panic mode and crumble under pressure. We need to learn and grow from such situations."

The 31-year-old central defender is hopeful that his side can put things right when they take on one of his former clubs, AmaZulu, at home on Friday night.

"We have spoken about it quite a lot at training this week because it has happened a few times, and it's something we need to eliminate from our game," he said.

"Obviously, as we focus on AmaZulu for Friday, the main objective is that we need to start getting results more consistently."

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