Kaizer Chiefs head coach Ernst Middendorp believes that football is a tough game and he motivates his players to be aggressive in every match they play, Sport24 revealed.
Middendorp shared his sentiments after his rival Orlando Pirates coach Rulani Mokwena told the media that Chiefs produced aggressive tactics in the Soweto Derby.
"If you're in a game, sorry, there's nothing to talk about you having to kiss each other or go lightly (on the opponent)," Middendorp said via KickOff.
"You do the preparations two or three days before then the 90 minutes get heated based on whatever you do intentionally or to provoke - that's something that happened.
"Some coaches are taking it, and sometimes you need an hour longer or a day more to eat it and process it, but I have already a friend; I don't need another one."
Amakhosi are currently at the top of the Absa Premiership table - their 3-2 win against Pirates has now given them a 10-point lead.