Eric Tinkler’s last spell in the Mother City was covered in glory as he took Cape Town City to third place and a trophy in their maiden season. But the fickle nature of the game is no better exemplified than in the struggles he is under at SuperSport United after changing jobs in the off-season. "It’s been very difficult, to be honest‚" he said after Wednesday’s 2-0 loss to Ajax Cape Town at the Athlone Stadium threatened SuperSport with the possibility of being sucked into a relegation dogfight. "The players respond to me and I’ve got to be brave enough to take responsibility for the losses. I’ve also got to keep the players motivated. It’s a completely different scenario to what I faced [last season]. It’s been a long season… or seasons… for these guys and we’ve just got to find ways to ensure we pick up maximum points in our next seven games." Tinkler said he still felt a desire for success despite the turmoil at the club. "My hunger has always been there. I’ve been in this situa...

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