Polokwane - Orlando Pirates coach Vladimir Vermezovic hailed his team's renewed confidence after they ran riot over Polokwane City with a 3-0 victory at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday.
Goals by Kermit Erasmus, Thabo Qalinge and Lehlohonolo Majoro secured valuable points away from home for the Sea Robbers.
It was the team's second consecutive win in the Premiership after an emphatic 3-0 demolition of defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns last week.
Vermezovic believed Pirates were a well-oiled machine but fears the international break could have a negative impact on their momentum.
"They knew even from last season how to play the ball and they are psychologically there now. Now they're not afraid of mistakes," Vermezovic said.
"In the last few games they have played with lots of confidence and that’s more important."
City coach Boebie Solomons blamed his defence for losing the tactical discipline, which he said made things easy for Pirates.
"We are working on our other parts of the game," Solomons said.
"Our defence is letting us down. They are letting in easy goals...Pirates' striker Kermit Erasmus had three guys around him but he was still free," Solomons said.
With club soccer making way for the two-week international break, the Buccaneers return to action on 13 September against Wits while Polokwane host AmaZulu.