Micho: Football has no logic

Premiership

Pirates have started 2018 on a bright note, having picked up back-to-back league wins for the first time since November 2016, with 3-1 victories over both Baroka and Mamelodi Sundowns thus far.

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The Buccaneers now find themselves in fifth position, with 26 points from 17 games – level with arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs, and trailing log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns by five points.

Micho, however, refuses to rest on his laurels, insisting they have yet to fully turn the corner, and believes there are both attacking and defensive aspects of their game that still require improvement.

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“Football is a game that has no logic. Sometimes one plus one in football is not two. Also, two behind that is not meaning that it’s three [sic],” said Sredojevic.

“We need to inject elements of confidence that, after 14 months, for the first time we have two consecutive wins, and after I don’t know how long that we have scored three goals in consecutive games.

“This needs to be a motivation, but in the same moment we need to send a strong message in our heads that in football nothing is guaranteed.

“Every new match is a new ball game, and we have the highest degree of respect to Polokwane City, who we are playing [next].

“Both matches we have played this year has been thrilling, meaning the opponent could score and we could score. Now we need to tighten at the back and make it more effective in front of goal.

“We want to continue where we left off against Sundowns on Saturday.”

Pirates will next welcome Polokwane City to Orlando Stadium on Saturday evening, with kick-off scheduled for 20h15.

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