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VV: We are physically drained

2014-04-16 07:44
Vladimir Vermezovic (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates coach Vladimir Vermezovic says his side are drained emotionally and physically following their 1-0 win over Maritzburg United in an Absa Premiership match on Tuesday night.

According to the soccerladuma website, the Buccaneers mentor admits it was a tough game and he is delighted to pick up the three points.

“It was a very difficult game for us,” said Vermezovic.

“Three days ago we played against (Mamelodi) Sundowns and today we were emotionally empty and physically too, and it was very difficult to play.

“Maritzburg is a very good squad with a good coach, but I don’t know why he always likes to talk to me during the game (laughs).

“It is a very important three points for us and now we can breathe.”

The result sees Pirates up to fourth on the league table with 40 points from 25 games, only four points above eighth placed Bloemfontein Celtic.

Vermezovic feels his side are not yet guaranteed a place inside the top eight and will need to win a couple more games to ensure that, and he will only do so with 100 percent fit players.

“We need two or three wins to secure our place in the top eight, and we will go for it,” said the Buccaneers coach.

“It is a crucial period of the championship and we can’t take any risks and we are only going to play with players who are 100 percent ready.

“Now we have to rest and prepare for our game against Bloemfontein Celtic.”

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30 August 2014
Free State Stars v Maritzburg United, Goble Park 15:00
Polokwane City v Orlando Pirates, Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:00
Kaizer Chiefs v SuperSport United, FNB Stadium 20:15
Black Aces v University of Pretoria, Mbombela Stadium 20:15
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Mamelodi Sundowns v AmaZulu, Loftus Stadium 15:00
Platinum Stars v Bloemfontein Celtic, Royal Bafokeng Stadium 15:00
13 September 2014
Kaizer Chiefs v University of Pretoria, FNB Stadium 15:00
Maritzburg United v Black Aces, Harry Gwala Stadium 15:00
SuperSport United v Platinum Stars, Lucas Moripe Stadium 18:00
Polokwane City v AmaZulu, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 18:00
Ajax Cape Town v Free State Stars, Athlone Stadium 20:15
Orlando Pirates v Wits, Orlando Stadium 20:15
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