Frustrated Zinnbauer wants better


Orlando Pirates coach Josef Zinnbauer could not suppress his frustration despite their impressive victory over Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila.

Pirates picked up their first win of 2021 as they beat TTM 3-0 at Thohoyandou Stadium on Wednesday evening to move up to fourth place on the DStv Premiership log.

The Buccaneers put out a dominant display to bounce back from their 1-0 defeat to Mamelodi Sundowns and 1-1 draw with Swallows FC.

However, Zinnbauer, though praiseful of goal scorers Deon Hotto, Gabadinho Mhango and Fortune Makaringe, seems to be growing somewhat frustrated with his charges' lacking the required killer instinct.

"I'm happy Gaba scored, maybe his self confidence will come back now, and Fortune as well because he's also an offensive midfielder, and then Hotto also as a striker or winger," the German told Pirates' media team after the game.

"This is important for us that the strikers get more self-confidence and score, but on the other side we have a lot of chances in the first-half to score more goals, and this is what we discussed [at half-time].

"I know we had the game in our hands, we dominated and led the game, but for me as a coach, if we have the opportunities to score then we have to score.

"In the last 20 minutes, we dropped deeper and deeper and had a few counter-attack chances, which is the game model yes, but then we have to score."

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