Kjell Jonevret says Orlando Pirates can't feel sorry for themselves ahead of Bloemfontein Celtic clash
Posted: 10 May 2017 Time: 12:30
Orlando Pirates coach Kjell Jonevret says crying over spilled milk won't help after back-to-back losses last week dented their top-eight hopes.
Pirates are in danger of missing out on next season's MTN8 for the first time in the PSL era as defeats to title contenders Bidvest Wits and Mamelodi Sundowns leaves them 10th on the table with 31 points from 27 games.
Bucs will hope to bounce back tonight against relegation-wary Bloemfontein Celtic at Dr Molemela Stadium (19h30).
"We can't cry right now, we have a very important game today in Bloemfontein. We've a very important three games to play in the league, and all three of them are going to be very tough," says Jonevret, who arrived at Mayfair in February.
While the Soweto giants are enduring a challenging campaign in their 80th year, they could yet end the season with silverware as they have a Nedbank Cup semi-final tie with Golden Arrows at Princess Magogo Stadium on May 21.
"We also have a cup semi-final, so we got a lot of games to play," adds Jonevret. "We've to cheer the players up a little bit because they are sad [after losing to Sundowns on Sunday]. They wanted to play better and they wanted to have points. There's nothing much we can do but we hope we can bounce back.
"But, having said that, we knew that it should be a tough week because we were playing against the two best teams in the league. Of course we hoped for more on Sunday but in the end no points," concludes the Swede.