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Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic felt his side did not deserve to lose to Polokwane City

Posted: 5 November 2017 Time: 00:26

Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic felt his charges did not deserve to go out on penalties in the Telkom Knockout.

Pirates squandered a host of chances in regulation time but it ended 2-2, which forced the match into extra time where they failed to score.

Rise and Shine went on to claim a 4-2 win on penalties and progressed to the semi-finals for the first time in their history.

"I believe we deserved much more than what happened to us. Losing on penalties and missing a penalty in regular time. We created chances and had opportunities to go ahead," 'Micho' told SuperSport TV.

"We had five matches in 17 days, going into extra time we looked to kill off the game. The chances we created we couldn't succeed and we went into penalties and penalties are a lottery.

"We prepared the best penalty takers to go but the best penalty takers are missing. It's very unfortunate given that we have worked very hard in all aspects. We need to be strong and pick up the pieces, focus on the league. This is where our focus will go."

The former Uganda national team coach was asked why Thamsanqa Gabuza was seemingly playing in the wide areas.

"I can guarantee you he was pulling himself wide not to be in any way a target and help us in attack," he added.

"Numerous times I told him to come inside unfortunately he was not in the finishing area where he was supposed to be. We need to work on this because he's a good player, positioning is 90 percent of the job and 10 percent is converting."

Article by: Staff Reporter
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