Micho preaches Pirates humility
Posted: 19 January 2018 Time: 18:00
Orlando Pirates coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic says the true test of character for his team lies ahead.
Pirates have started 2018 strongly, recording a 3-1 victory over Baroka before repeating the scoreline against log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns last weekend.
Bucs, who trail Downs by four points after 17 matches, next welcome lowly Polokwane City to Orlando Stadium on Saturday (20h15), and Micho is determined to keep his men grounded.
"I will repeat again that when it is good I don't fly, when it's bad I don't give up," said Micho. "I would not be myself if I would tell you now that we are over the moon. We are far away from being that, we need to be firmly on the ground.
"In that regard I would say it is two good steps [the two past wins] but we want many more steps. Having confidence with the two steps behind us we want more steps in front of us. And the real test of character and measurement of our values is the next match. That will tell because a big team's identity is recognised when in a set of matches you can repeat the things behind them. Driven by that, motivated by the things behind us we want to do many good things in front of us."
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The Serbian pointed out there is still plenty room for improvement at Mayfair.
"I have to have respect for all the title contenders. When we started the league, you know the obligation when you carry this badge. In every match you must go with the intention to win and to go and be a contender for every trophy.
"For us, we want to develop and improve and be much better than we are now. I see room for improvement. I see space for development. I see an element that is critical that we need to improve otherwise football will punish you next time."