Orlando Pirates coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has spoken about what it will require for the Buccaneers to dethrone Mamelodi Sundowns as Absa Premiership champions next season.
Pirates missed out on the title for a second season running, finishing runners-up to a Sundowns side that showed a lot of character throughout the season.
Right now it’s clear that, despite a good season, Pirates are not doing enough to get ahead of Pitso Mosimane’s Sundowns side, so next season Micho will have a target for his players, to ensure that they finally get their hands on a title they are desperate to display in their trophy cabinet that has been gathering dust over the last few seasons.
“The biggest shortcoming was that we had far too many draws. Twelve draws is too much It’s very simple, we need to concede less than 20 goals in a season and this needs to be strategical target. We conceded 24,
"We need to score more than 50 and we scored 44. It means we need to lift on one side and reduce on the other side. We need to have a perfect balance of defending and attack, but in between a platform needs to be made for creative build-up,” Micho told reporters after the PSL awards in Durban on Sunday night.