Cape Town - Vladimir Vermezovic is confident that his position as Orlando Pirates boss is not under threat despite only winning one of four finals last season.
Orlando Pirates managed to walk away with the just the Nedbank Cup to their name after featuring in three other finals.
The club's Twitter account quoted the coach as saying: “There is no pressure on me or the players; it’s a pleasure for us to be part of this club with great venues & facilities”.
“The pressure is on those guys who are fighting in wars & fighting to save their families. That is real pressure. Not this.” added VV.
Pirates take on SuperSport United on Saturday, August 2 at the Orlando Stadium and the coach is wary of the threat posed by Matsatsansta after the Pretoria side completed the league double over them last season.
“This game is difficult for us because we have an opponent that has beaten us twice in the league last season.”
“We have been watching, we have seen their games, they have lost some players but have also signed some good ones.”
The Serbian believes that his players are fresh and are on the right track to improving on their performances of last season.
“We will have a much better Orlando Pirates this season, compared to the last time round.”
“I will never judge my players based on one game. Maybe 3 or 4 then we know what needs to be worked on, then we work on it,” he said.
“We have a good squad with good depth. Every game for us is important & that's the philosophy we will adopt this season.”