Tendai Ndoro not feeling any added pressure at Orlando Pirates
Posted: 4 December 2016 Time: 09:10
In-form Orlando Pirates striker Tendai Ndoro says he’s not feeling any added pressure despite carrying the bulk of scoring responsibilities in his team.
The Bucs were held to a 2-2 draw against Highlands Park in their Absa Premiership clash on Saturday night, with the Zimbabwean netting a race to take his season’s tally to 12 in all competitions.
The next best scorers in the Pirates squad are a host of players on just one goal, yet Ndoro insists he’s not perturbed by the unequal spread of scorers.
“I don’t feel any pressure,” he told SuperSportTV. “If I score, my teammates are happy for me. If someone else scores, we are all happy. But whoever is scoring, we have to support him. Results are the most important thing. Personal glories are there, but in football it’s about the team.”
Ndoro says he has not set himself any targets for fear of missing out on them.
“I don’t like to set myself targets, because I then may or may not reach them, so I don’t want to put myself under pressure,” he said. “We just take it one day at a time, and we’ll see.”
The draw against Park leaves Pirates joint-fourth following a third winless encounter, yet Ndoro is unconcerned.
“Football is full of surprises,” he said. “But we won’t look down, we’ll keep up our heads up. We’ve asked, ‘what is happening to us?’ We are scoring, but conceding … but it’s football.”
Bucs next face Maritzburg United on 13 December.