Absa Premiership

Papic: Mourinho’s bus is not real football

2015-07-22 11:36
Kosta Papic (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Polokwane City coach, Kosta Papic, believes that his all-out-attack approach to football is risky but he says that ‘parking the bus’ is an equally high risk tactic to employ.

Many have criticized Papic for not taking enough care on the defensive side of the game but he insists that similar criticism should be levelled at managers like Jose Mourinho who neglect the attacking side of the game.

Papic gave Sport24 his take on the debate between defensive and attacking football.

“It is very difficult, how are you going to play against a team who is going to park the bus and wait for a counter attack?” Papic said.

“If you miss your chances you will be punished and in that case the style of defensive has succeeded.

“Remember when Mourinho played very defensive football against Barcelona with Inter Milan, I mean that is not football for me.

“Everyone forgets how many chances Barcelona made, what happened if one went in? The system would have been destroyed.

“If you are playing defensive football and I am making 20 chances that says nothing about your defence it is all about the players who don’t score the goal, if you play defensive and stop me from making chances that is good defensive football.

“We play very risky football, but it is also very risky to just sit and wait for a counter attack.”

Papic shows no sign of compromising his football philosophy going into the new PSL season after it saw him nominated for coach of the 2014/15 season.

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