Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic delighted with 'important' win over Maritzburg United
Posted: 3 February 2018 Time: 22:44
Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic was delighted to pick up three points up against a competitive Maritzburg United side.
Goals from Thabiso Kutumela and Happy Jele steered the Soweto giants to a 2-1 win over the Team of Choice on Saturday evening.
Pirates have now moved up to second spot and the Serbian coach has now hailed the importance of the win.
“Very important three points against a very good competitive team. This is our third match in seven days instead of going up and down with them in an endurance game, we wanted to keep the possession. They are a team that had nine or ten players behind the ball and very dangerous in transition when they have the ball its very hard to play,” the Serb told SuperSport TV.
“I’m very happy that the boys threw everything on the field whatever they’ve done in free-kicks and corner kicks we have done in training. Once more football has shown that a 2-0 lead is a very dangerous score-line it makes you think you have something but on the other side you have nothing. 2-1 down [up] it was nervy in the end but I forgive the players because every match is a lesson.
“I’m absolutely proud. We as football people we needed the medicine that happened to us on Wednesday we are sorry to the supporters because we had the performance but did not get the result, we conceded three goals. It was a punch into the minds of our players.
"It was not easy to lift them up mentally to be strong and have that never say die attitude, to be physically fit as it is the third game in seven games. I think against one of the most physical sides in the league we have shown that we can play. I thank the players and everyone at the club.”