Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin Sredojevic shielded his charges from criticism and took the blame for the 3-0 loss to SuperSport United.
Sredojevic was at pains to describe why they lost by such a high scoreline and instead offered his apologies to the Pirates faithful for a defeat.
“A tough competitive match, we owe our supporters an apology after losing in this fashion,” Sredojevic told SuperSport TV
“Maybe the crucial moment of the game happened we conceded the first goal, we were risking there [at the back] and that put us in a position to go into the risk.
“At halftime we put on [Thembinkosi] Lorch and [Luvuyo] Memela more in offence, still not fully ready. We were putting balls in the right areas but we not effective. Something, somewhere is not okay in our attacking part.
“We were opening spaces, the opponent scored in those spaces. We were fighting until the end to find the goals but we did not succeed,” he continued.
“In anyway, I’d like to take the responsibility of this loss to myself. We need this 72 hours [before] our match against Highlands Park to regroup, go back to the drawing board and analyse. We need to inject new energy, have a shock therapy in a way. The second match of the season, but this is happening. Pirates had chances,” he said.