- Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin Sredojevic admits his side needs to focus on finishing and the basics in order to improve their disappointing opening results
- The Soweto giants suffered a shock defeat to Bloemfontein Celtic to record the second loss in their opening three matches of the 2018/19 PSL season
- Pirates dominated Bloemfontein for large parts of the match but were unable to turn that dominance into a tangible result
Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin Sredojevic admits his side needs to focus on finishing and the basics in order to improve their disappointing opening set of results in the 2018/19 Premier Soccer League (PSL) season.
Pirates suffered a shock defeat to Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday evening to record their second loss in their opening three matches of the new season.
The Soweto giants dominated large parts of the match at the Free State Stadium but were unable to turn this dominance into a tangible result. This lack of scoring ability linked with poor discipline resulted in Bloemfontein taking an early lead and never handing that lead back.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Orlando Pirates started the campaign as one of the favourites to win the league this season but have thus far failed to deliver on pre-season expectations.
Sredojevic said the result had proved that his team needed to get back to basics and focus on finishing. He said it was now up to the players and the coaching team to find the right formula for success.
Kickoff.co.za reported that Sredojevic noted he was happy with all other aspects of the team’s performance and said the team’s attack was effective up to the point of actually scoring the goal.
Sredojevic added that opponents had started employing a negative defensive style of play against the Buccaneers in order to capitalise on their weakness.
He said the team would focus on creating more chances and would be concentrate on finishing those chances with actual goals.
Orlando Pirates appointed Stephane Adams as a finishing coach shortly before the start of the new season and he is expected to drill the players during the coming weeks with the hope of curing the problem.
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