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Orlando Pirates coach not satisfied with nine goals in four matches

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Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic, who is the coach of Orlando Pirates, has said he is not happy with the team’s defensive organisation and particularly the return of nine goals in four matches.

The Buccaneers moved to the top of the Premiership table on Saturday as they defeated Baroka 2-1, though Sredojevic added that there was room for plenty of improvement ahead of their African campaign.

“In four matches including Black Leopards, we scored practically nine goals and when you have that in mind, it is something what is not still satisfactory,” Sredojevic told reporters after the game.

Pirates largely dominated Baroka in both halves but still showed several holes in midfield and defense.

“We need to iron our defence and tighten it and we need to defend by ball possession much better, and when you have that in mind, on top of everything, [we will be] scoring what we have scored even more.”

Additionally, the 49-year-old mentioned that the team is still to compete in the rigours of the CAF Champions League campaign later this year.

“When the matches in the Champions League comes and we are having all the traveling it will be even worse so with us we are fully aware that when it comes [to] having these tight fixtures, we are looking at that with modalities, possibilities in order to keep our players aware, mentally strong, and physically fit and fresh to play for match to match.

“We are looking forward to accept these fixtures and not become cry-babies and complain,” he concluded.

Siseko Gwegwe
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