Zinnbauer: I'm not 100% unhappy


Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer says he has mixed feelings about their stalemate with Mamelodi Sundowns, as Absa Premiership action resumed on Tuesday night.

After quiet first half, Pirates came to life in the second, where the closest they came to scoring was Fortune Makaringe hitting the post after going clear inside the box while Paseka Mako and Ntsikelelo Nyauza squandered big chances.

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The German tactician says with a little bit of luck, his side could have secured three points at the Dobsonville Stadium.

"First time, you could see it's [been] a long time since we last played but we came more and more in the game. In the first-half, a 0-0 was okay. The second-half was much better, we had chances to win the game but Sundowns always had a chance," Zinnbauer told SuperSport TV.

"It was a very difficult game for us, top players against us. Ja, in the end of the time we hit the post, with a little luck you win the game.

"I'm not 100 percent unhappy, I'm not 100 percent [feeling] bad. We have the next game in three days, that's the focus now."

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The German mentor was asked about the club's decision to not to bring Thembinkosi Lorch and Justin Shonga to the Premier Soccer League's biologically safe environment (BSE).

"It was a decision from us, the staff, from the coaches. We have to see the next game, we need a lot of players. You know this difficult time, after three days you have a game, we need the whole squad, so ja all the players have a chance," he said.