The Dutchman, who appeared relieved after a week of intense speculation on his future, says Bucs were definitely “better” than Amakhosi throughout the 1-0 win at the FNB Stadium, hence his assertion that reaching the Final, set for Durban next week Saturday, wasn’t a fluke at all.
“Pirates was the better team in this match. We were aggressive and the objective was to keep them under pressure. We did it well,” Krol says.
“The players read the game well and this was a fantastic job. It is fantastic for the club and I’m happy for everyone at the club,” he says.
However, Krol was cagey when asked about his team’s chances of beating Moroka Swallows at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on October 2.
“In the Final there is a winner and a loser. The last time we played in the Final it was against Ajax Cape Town in the Telkom Knockout and we were sloppy in that match [lost 2-1 in December 2008], but such is the Final, you can’t predict it. But we are looking forward to it and hopefully we will be the winners,” Krol adds.
Bucs will be the home team in the Final after the draw immediately after the game. Being the hosts means Bucs will have first option on the kit and will be allowed to choose a changeroom.