But, the Matsatsantsa a Pitori mentor will be quick to wipe the defeat from his memory in preparation for the Tshwane derby when the team visits the University of Pretoria tomorrow night at the Tuks Stadium.
Johnson rued his side’s missed chances and a lack of “clinical finishing”.
“The inconsistency, to me, it’s mind-boggling,” said Johnson. “You make one mistake, you don’t see the ball, and they score a cheap goal. They had only two shots at goal, the one in the first half which was saved and the goal.
“We should have won the game, we should have been more clinical and the players need to come to the party, because you can’t beat Pirates one week and lose to AmaZulu the next.
“That for me is a lack of character and consistency. That’s what happens in football when you don’t take your chances and you don’t play the game you want to play, and then you lose the game. That just takes you three steps back and you need to take four steps forward again.”
United slipped to fifth on the Absa Premiership log after their loss and are currently trailing leaders Kaizer Chiefs by 10 points. The match against AmaTuks tomorrow will provide another opportunity for Matsatsantsa to move closer to the top spot, but surprisingly Johnson will rely on luck to pounce on his Tshwane counterparts.