Absa Premiership

Ertugral: I am not happy

2016-09-14 10:18
Muhsin Ertugral (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Muhsin Ertugral says Orlando Pirates failed to impress him despite defeating Ajax Cape Town 2-1 at Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Ertugral, who took over the reins at the Soweto giants during the off-season, has overseen two wins in his opening two Premiership fixtures, but warned his side they need to improve both defensively and in the final third of the pitch.

For large stages of the game the Urban Warriors had the Buccaneers chasing shadows and it eventually paid off through a goal from Nathan Paulse, but an early second-half brace from Tendai Ndoro was enough to see off the home side.

"You can see from my body language that I am not happy," he said after the game.

"We should have had another goal in the first half, but also you cannot come here and play a certain type of football.

"We knew that Nathan would make those runs and how positioning was not good enough. After that we were under so much pressure, we could not get our foot on the ball.

"There were a lot of balls pumped into our area but we survived. Also, some of our internationals today had heavy legs, you never really know how they will go after such a long break [in the league]."

Read more on:    orlando ­pirates  |  psl  |  muhsin ertugral  |  soccer

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Assuming the 2019/20 Absa Premiership season can't be concluded prior to the 31 July deadline decreed by FIFA, what would be the fairest way to settle matters - all bias aside?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.