PSL

Micho pleased despite Wits setback

2017-09-26 09:32
Milutin Sredojevic (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic remained undeterred after their first league defeat of the season to Bidvest Wits.

The Buccaneers lost 1-0 to the Premiership champions at the Bidvest Stadium on Saturday evening after Junior Phiri's first-half goal handed Gavin Hunt's side their first win of the season.

And the result marked Micho's first taste of defeat upon his return to the Soweto giants.

However, the Serbian feels it's merely a learning curb for his youthful side, who were led by 17-year-old academy graduate Lyle Foster up front.

"We passed that ball and tried all possible means - right‚ left‚ through the centre - also creating and whatever," he said after the game.

"And this is something that we need to continue to establish as an identity.

"I'm really happy at how our players applied themselves. They gave their best‚ but tonight their best was not enough.

"It was really a test of character from 1-0 down to come back. We tried our best - we didn't succeed. But I'm convinced that if we continue‚ football will pay us back."

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