Being the only PSL club to have enlisted the services of a finishing expert in Stephane Adam at the present moment, The Buccaneers have finally begun to bear the fruits in their recent games.
Since their back-to-back 1-0 defeats to Bloemfontein Celtic and Bidvest Wits last month, Pirates have finally discovered their scoring form by netting seven goals in their last three encounters.
While this has been pleasing to ‘Micho’, a new concern is the fact that the team has yet to keep a clean sheet this season, with their defensive frailties exposed in their recent 2-2 draw with Cape Town City this week.
The Serbian, however, is adamant they are still in a process of becoming the force Soweto giants are expected to be, and assures more attention will be placed on rectifying their mistakes in the coming games.
“We are extremely satisfied with the amount of chances we are creating, we are satisfied that in the last three matches we have scored seven goals, which is much better than before,” said Sredojevic.
“However, that effectiveness needs to grow in percentage of conversion ratio, and this is not like one of these phones that you press and it works.
“It is a process that we are in and that we are working on. If you look at the scoring in the last three matches, we are satisfied with seven goals.
“However, we need to tighten at the back. But we’re not talking only about the goalkeepers and defenders, we’re talking about others that are involved in defending.
“We need the whole team from high up on the pitch to be involved in order to avoid situations of conceding, so that we have a perfect balance of iron defence and a sharp attack, especially like in the last three matches where we showed progress in scoring.”
Pirates next take on Baroka at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday afternoon (15h00 kick-off).