Orlando Pirates winger Riyaad Norodien admits to disappointing season
Posted: 22 May 2017 Time: 21:06
Riyaad Norodien admits that his debut season with Orlando Pirates has been disappointing, but is hoping for a change in fortunes next season.
Norodien has battled to impose himself at Pirates since arriving from Ajax Cape Town at the beginning of the season, managing just 14 appearances and one goal in all competitions to date.
“To be honest, it has been a disappointing season because I have been out with injury,” says Norodien.
“The last injury took me about three months to recover from so it has been disappointing, but with the new season coming I feel I can offer more and hope to not be injured and give the team something extra as a winger.”
The Under-23 international adds that the team is adjusting well to Kjell Jonevret’s philosophy.
“The coach’s philosophy, you can see he is coming from Europe and in Scandinavia where he has been coaching,” Norodien says. “You can see the philosophy and what he brings, the less you concede the better for the team because the one chance you get you score and you win the game.
"So for us it is important that we don’t concede and we take the first opportunity, secure the backline and then we can get the result.”
Pirates will however have a chance to make amends for an awful league campaign if they win the Nedbank Cup on June 24.
The Bucs will meet SuperSport United in the final at Moses Mabhida Stadium.