JZ defends Bucs' inferior Derby stats


Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer has defended his side's attacking statistics in Saturday's Soweto Derby victory over Kaizer Chiefs.

Pirates walked away 2-1 victors at Orlando Stadium on the weekend as they made it three wins from three fixtures against Chiefs this season.

While they managed to collect all three points, statistics suggested that Amakhosi were the better footballing side on the day, registering 15 attempts on goal compared to just four from the Buccaneers.

However, Zinnbauer defended that had it not been for some debatable calls from the referee and his assistants, the stats could well have been much different.  

"I think we had a lot of opportunities but, I say it again, we had five or six offside runs that we have to check if it was so – my feeling from outside is maybe not," Zinnbauer argued after the match.

"But [if you include those offside calls], you have more and more chances to score, but you have the decision that was made already.

"Maybe if we were a little bit calmer in this situation, maybe [Bongani] Sam was [through on goal] two or three times, [Thembinkosi] Lorch, [Deon] Hotto... I think it was five or six off-side runs, then you have more opportunities to score, but we have to check these."

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