- Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin Sredojevic said his side won’t complain about the extra workload his side will have to deal with due to competing in the CAF Champions League
- Orlando Pirates moved to the top of the PSL log on Saturday after beating Baroka FC 2-1
- Despite topping the log Sredojevic remains unsatisfied with how his side is performing and is pressing for better results from his squad
Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin Sredojevic has revealed that his side won’t be cry-babies and complain about the extra workload which will result from competing in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League this season.
Sredojevic said he aims to keep his side at the top of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) league after the club moved into top spot on Saturday. Orlando Pirates completed a well-deserved if somewhat nervous 2-1 win over Baroka on Saturday.
Sredojevic remains convinced that his squad is capable of a much higher standard of play than they have shown up to this point in the season and remains committed to pushing his entire squad to get better results and remain at the top of the log.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Sredojevic said there was loads of room for improvement in nearly all departments and he would push for that improvement because that was what the clubs supporters demands from those wearing the Orlando Pirates badge.
Sport24.com reported that Sredojevic is fully aware of the additional strain which will be placed on the entire Orlando Pirates setup as the CAF Champions League gets underway.
He said with all the additional travelling and matches would make tight matches even tougher to compete in and would also place some strain on the support staff.
Sredojevic said he and the medical team were exploring various options to ensure that players remained fit, strong and as fresh as possible. Sredojevic said the whole Orlando Pirates setup which includes the support staff were looking forward to the challenge of competing for top honours in Africa.
Meanwhile, Sredojevic revealed that he left the starting line-up unchanged for the match against Baroka because he knew the players felt guilty for allowing Cape Town City to score two late goals and snatch an unlikely draw.
Sredojevic said he wanted to give those players who he could see felt shattered by their wasted opportunity for a win the chance to redeem themselves.
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