Cape Town - Orlando Pirates striker Kermit Erasmus believes the team are once again functioning as a unit as they look to get their Premiership campaign back on track.
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The Buccaneers have endured a mixed bag in terms of results this season, and recently suffered back-to-back defeats after going down against Maritzburg United and then Kaizer Chiefs.
The Sea Robbers have, however, already bounced back, drawing 1-1 against reigning PSL champions, Mamelodi Sundowns, before hammering title hopefuls Ajax Cape Town 4-0 at the weekend.
Erasmus now feels the team will only get better heading into the second-half of the campaign, telling his club's official website:
"I think we have been slowly building up to this kind of result (against Ajax) after the two straight losses we suffered.
"We did a bit of introspection as a team and although it has been a difficult year for us, we are at a point where we are fighting to move on from all of that.
"We decided to be positive in our approach and work hard at bringing back the team spirit. I think we were a bit unlucky not to win against Sundowns but we showed character with that match and the result against Ajax was just a continuation of the spirit and the mood within the camp."
When asked about the competition for a striking berth at Pirates, a positive Erasmus said: "I got a chance to come on (against Ajax) after Lennox (Bacela) got a knock to his knee and to be honest it really doesn't matter whether I start the match or come off the bench.
"There is healthy competition between Lennox, Major (Lehlohonolo Majoro) and myself. We all scored last week which is good for us because it boosts our confidence, but I think the main thing is that we put in a positive contribution and helped the team win."