Zinnbauer: We had a good teamtalk


Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer reveals they had a 'good teamtalk' before their 2-0 victory over Cape Town City on Tuesday.

Pirates came to the game on the back of a disappointing loss against Golden Arrows in their last league outing, but goals from Deon Hotto and Vincent Pule inside the first five minutes sealed three points against the Citizens.

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Zinnbauer was disappointed his side could not score more goals after creating plenty of clear chances, but pleased with the overall display.

"I think from the first minute until the last minute we were in the game, we had a lot of possibilities in the first half to score, in the second-half also, that was unbelievable," the German told SuperSport TV.

"But it was a good game, a top performance, a team effort, it was important for us. But I was a little disappointed with the chances that we had, at the end of the day you know how football can be, they can get a goal...

"We had a lot of chances and the game is changing but I say again the defence was top, the offense was top, there was always a solution, the team made a good work against a top team from Cape Town, they have good players, in their last games they made top games. I'm happy with my team, they made a top job."

Zinnbauer was asked how they managed to keep an attacking team like the Citizens quiet and he said they had a "good team talk" before the game and credited their attack for keeping City at bay.

"It was not my management or the staff, it was the team that did what we want, we had a good team talk today, we had good individual sessions in the last days, the midfielder Ben [Motshwari] and [Thabang] Monare in the first-half their defensive line was top, also with Happy [Jele] and 'Tyson' [Hlatshwayo] they made a good shifting.

"You see what [Siphesihle] Ndlovu did on the right side, it is not his position, he made a top game, [Paseka] Mako also in defence, they closed the space for Cape Town [City] and Cape Town [City] always search for the space and we closed the space.

"But the key was the offense, we had a lot of chances you see with Lorch, Pule, Hotto he had a good timing and a good feeling for the space, he did this very well today, that's why we have the three points," he went on.

"We had the pressure, we needed three points and the team is always working when we're under pressure, I hope we get this pressure in but we don't need this normally, we need the goals, the game is coming, we need the three points and we get it."