Phakaaathi Reporter
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5 May 2019
10:56 am

Pirates coach Micho blames late start for City draw

Phakaaathi Reporter

Orlando Pirates coach Micho Sredojevic believes that the delayed start to their match against Cape Town City might have contributed to his side's failure to win the game.

Milutin Sredojevic, coach of Orlando Pirates (Photo by Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images)

The game, which was delayed by 15 minutes to let fans come into the stadium, eventually ended in a 2-2 draw.

Pirates conceded a goal in the first minute of the match, with Zukile Kewuti capitalising on the lack of concentration from the Pirates defence.

“First of all, the delay of 15 minutes cost us,” Sredojevic told Supersport TV.

“We paid expensively for coolling down and started on really the wrong foot, conceding after 20 seconds. We answered immediately, equalising at the right time.

“At half-time we solved the things that were causing us problems. We were supposed to provide three on three in the midfield. We provided exactly that. We pressed a bit higher. We provided them to score that second goal.

“Later on, we still had a problem in the midfield. However, we didn’t respect that one ball they put in with the cross,” he added.

“They scored. We threw everything upfield with Qalinge and Mulenga.

“We risked everything, but unfortunately we didn’t get what we wanted. It is an expensive lesson we have learnt.

“The guys gave everything, but our best was not enough to win the match.” concluded Sredojevic.

Pirates will host Polokwane City in their last game of the season at the Orlando Stadium next Saturday.


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