Cape Town - Golden
Arrows coach Clinton Larsen defended his side's defensive approach on
Tuesday, after Orlando Pirates counterpart Milutin Sredojevic accused
him of 'parking the bus'.
Despite trying to break down a visiting team that defended deeply in
numbers, the Buccaneers were guilty of spurning a number of golden
opportunities in the goalless draw at the Orlando Stadium.
The result sees Arrows maintain their challenge behind leaders Baroka
at the top of the standings, while Pirates are in sixth position.
Speaking to Sowetan Live, Larsen said: "As a team you've got to
assess your players and play to your strengths and playing on the break
is a strength of Arrows. But we don't play this way every week and in
this way every game.
"We chose certain opponents that we want to play that way against
because of tactical reasons. Pirates are one of those teams. Pirates are
also good on the counter-attack and if you give them space to play
behind they could hurt you.
"So we neutralised that threat by playing with a low block and
getting their wing back up higher‚ which then offered us the opportunity
to exploit the spaces behind (Marc) Van Heerden and (Thabo) Matlaba."