Why Micho remains confident

CAF Champions League

Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic is confident his side will overturn the shock 1-0 defeat they suffered to Zambian side Green Eagles in the CAF Champions League.

The preliminary round defeat on Saturday makes the return leg at Orlando Stadium on August 23 a must-win for the Buccaneers if they are to avoid being dumped out of the competition.

READ: Pirates fall to Eagles in Zambia

Sredojevic has promised they will do what it takes to make sure they overturn the scoreline.

"We need to prepare ourselves, our chances are absolutely realistic," Micho told the media after the game.

"We shall do everything possible with performance and not talking, but with the performance on the field of play and we believe that we've got what it takes to get a result that will take us to the second round."

'Micho' felt the reason his side lost the game is that they did not create enough chances to force a draw or win, which would have given them an advantage heading into the second leg at home.

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"What we have created we didn’t convert, and this is where our critical aspect is going. We need to create more to convert more and this is what we are planning to use in our home match," he explained.

"I have belief, confidence and trust in our players. I believe in the work that we will do, and we believe that we will show enough performance that will take us to the second round.

"We believed that we dominated in all the aspects of the game except for the crucial aspect and that it is putting the ball in the back of the net. In that regards, I will just say we applied ourselves very well and unfortunately that lapse of concentration at the start of the second half cost us that match.

"It's back to [the] drawing [board] for us, we believe that we deserve more from this game than losing. We shall analyse the game, prepare well and in two weeks' time try to score more than two goals to progress to the second round."

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