Absa Premiership

Tinkler bemoans Pirates defending

2015-09-14 09:01
Eric Tinkler (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler slammed his side for their lack defending against Zamalek.

The Buccaneers went down 4-1 to the Egyptian giants in their final Group B CAF Confederation Cup encounter.

The defeat ensured Tinkler’s charges face the superior Al Ahly in a home and away semi-final leg.

According to Soccer Laduma, the 45-year-old mentor revealed that he ordered his troops to play a much tighter game during his half-time team talk.

"We started poorly and allowed Zamalek to play and conceded an early goal," Tinkler said.

"We tried to come back but then allowed them to take back the lead through poor defending from us.

"At half-time we tried to explain the importance of playing tight but we conceded a second & third goal which sealed our fate.”

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