JZ learns more about Pirates players

Premiership

Orlando Pirates head coach Jozef Zinnbauer says he is now starting to understand his players a bit more after a good start at the club.

Pirates produced a five-star performance in Limpopo when they beat Polokwane City 4-1 in front of their own crowd last Wednesday.

Zinnbauer says even though he was not happy about the goal they conceded, he understands the difficulty of having to play two games in three days.

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"I'm not happy we got a goal against us, [but] it's normal," he said.

"But I understand the players have in three days two games and then you have four goals for us, and then you go in the second half and make it easy. But then comes the opponent and it's not easy to come back.

"But we will talk about this the next days then we will find a good solution for this in the next games... but I understand a little bit my players."

Zinnbauer, who has not yet lost a match since his arrival in Orlando, has been able to get seven points out of a possible nine.

"I think the last game we had a good chance to get two points more. But yeah we had a lot of work the last time and in the future we have a lot of work," he added.

The German also backed Malawian striker Gabadinho Mhango, who is currently on 10 goals, to challenge for the top goalscorer award following his hat-trick.

"I'm happy I have him," he said. "I hope he makes the next goals. I'm so happy I have him."

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