Absa Premiership

De Sa: We rode our luck

2013-04-11 09:02
Roger de Sa (Gallo)
Johannesburg - Orlando Pirates coach Roger de Sa admits his side were lucky to get a point in their Absa Premiership match against Ajax Cape Town on Wednesday night.

According to the soccerladuma.co.za website, the Buccaneers drew 2-2 against Ajax at Cape Town Stadium, and while De Sa confesses they should have lost the match, he did feel that when his side were up they could have controlled it better.

“I thought we were a bit fortunate tonight,” said De Sa after the match.

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“I think we rode our luck a little bit and we got back into the game going 2-1 up, but we didn’t control the game after that.

“We should have kept pressing on. We took our foot off the pedal a little bit and it was bit disappointing.

“At the end of the day we were lucky to hold onto the 2-2 because I thought they had the clear-cut chances.”

Still, despite his side’s poor showing De Sa was happy to walk away with the point and felt that if his side stuck to his instruction they could have taken all three

“It’s a point and we should have gotten three if we had done what we were supposed to – disappointed,” added De Sa.

“There was a lot of poor finishing, but defensively I think both sides were great, but we had to take chances and expose our centre-backs with a lot of speedy players that Ajax have got, but we had to take those risks, we wanted to win the game.”

The result sees Pirates in third place on the log, tie on points with Platinum Stars in second but with an inferior goal difference. The Bucs are still seven points behind Chiefs, but having played a game less De Sa his side will just focus on their own game.

“Seven games to go for us and we have to try win every game, and every game is going to be like this one where we are just going to try fight it out as much as we can, and hopefully we get all the points that we need. That is all we can do, we can’t worry too much about anyone else, we have to do the job we supposed to,” concluded De Sa.

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