Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic says the Buccaneers need to get back to the drawing board
Posted: 19 August 2018 Time: 17:31
Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic says the Buccaneers need to get back to the drawing board and find a way to improve their finishing.
The Buccaneers lost 1-0 to Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday - their second loss in a row in the league - despite dominating the majority of the match.
“We had planned everything for this game except not conceding a goal from a set-piece in a situation where we have been the dominant side from start to end,” the Serb told SuperSport TV after the match.
“When we conceded we started to play against the opponent and the result. We tried to push the ball into the sides because the opponent is defending very narrow and in numbers with a reinforced defence.
“At halftime, we emphasised that there are three areas we need to reach on the flanks. We tried everything, they were defending. It was not meant to be.
“We have learned the lesson we need to get back to the drawing board. Our problem is finishing, we need to find the formula,” Sredojevic continued.
“We need to have a variety of attacks so that we are not an easily readable book and predictable. I give credit to the opponent for resolute defending, they were succeeding in everything to block. This is a point of concern to us that we need to find the formula.”
The former Uganda national team coach says preparations for their next match against Black Leopards on August 28 will get underway in earnest.
“Next Tuesday we are going to Thohoyandou. We know what kind of opponent we are facing they have a passionate crowd that is on the side of the opponent. They will practically be having player number 12. We will find our shortcomings and bounce back stronger,” he concluded.