Absa Premiership

Ertugral sticking to the Pirates style

2016-07-05 17:21
Muhsin Ertugral (Gallo)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Muhsin Ertugral has revealed his aspirations for the Buccaneers, ahead of the 2016/17 Absa Premiership season.

Speaking to the club's official website after his first training session at Mayfair, the Turkish coach acknowledged the mandate that comes with working for a club of Pirates' calibre.

"As a coach you have to know that at a massive club like Orlando Pirates you have to play for silverware and anything else doesn't matter," Ertugral said.

The former Kaizer Chiefs mentor suggested that his side will be competing for a clean-sweep of silverware next season - with sustainability and consistency the focus.

"What we need to look into, is how we can achieve sustaining the challenge of competing for everything that is on offer in a season.

"I think the quality of the players from the material we have makes it clear that we have a team that has potential."

Ertugral also highlighted the need to play a 'style of football that is associated with the club', with a large focus on organisation and not 'individual brilliance.'

"Secondly today’s football is not about individual brilliance but rather about how quickly you understand your patterns and organisation," the coach said.

"These are the details we need to look into because we also have players who want to achieve which is part of the big club temperament.

"We need to also look at what is Orlando Pirates, the style of football that is associated with the club like for instance total football for Ajax Amsterdam.

"We therefore need to play our style ,because although it is important to be result orientated - it is equally important to play the type of football our people will be happy with," he added.

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