Absa Premiership

Micho believes FS Stars got lucky

2017-12-18 09:15
Milutin Sredojevic (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin Sredojevic felt his side didn't deserve to lose against Free State Stars in their Absa Premiership clash on Saturday.

Pirates suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to Ea Lla Koto at Goble Park Stadium in Bethlehem that saw the home side move into third place on the standings - while the Soweto giants dropped to fifth.

Despite boasting a host of goal scoring opportunities, the Sea Robbers conceded first when Sinethemba Jantjie forced an own goal from Abbubaker Mobara ten minutes after the break.

Thabiso Kutumela leveled the scoring five minutes later but Sredojevic and his charges were dealt a sucker punch when Jantjie netted a 84th minute winner against the run of play.

"In a game of football you have one easy thing and one difficult thing. The hard thing is to dominate to possess and attack against the numbers and to look to get results. The easiest is to defend in numbers against the run of play to get [the results]," Sredojevic said after the game.

"We have played competitively since August, absolute domination. We conceded an unlucky own goal [tonight] and I believe the second goal was a foul on the goalkeeper but it is not for me to judge, mine is to look at important facts.

"We are a work in progress and we have succeeded in teaching them [the team] how to play football. We have shown that we know how to play football but the only problem is to [differentiate] how to play football and how to get results.

"It's a process to be result oriented. We are not in a beauty contest. We are here for the results and this is what counts. We didn't deserve to lose today unfortunately football is like this, it's not what you deserve but what you get. We got nothing but we deserve more than what we got."

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