Absa Premiership

Micho bemoans Pirates' missed chances

2017-11-06 09:57
Milutin Sredojevic (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin Sredojevic refused to blame his players after their Telkom Knock-Out quarter-final exit on Saturday evening.

Pirates lost out to Polokwane City on penalties after an open game of attacking football ended in a 2-2 scoreline after 120 minutes of football.

However, the Soweto giants would have been aggrieved given a number of chances they created against Rise and Shine at the Orlando Stadium.

"It's been the story of our season and I can't blame the players for lack of trying," said Sredojevic.

"We did everything to win this match but a combination of allowing our opponents to score two goals and us failing to take our chances‚ let us down."

Midfielder Musa Nyatama who's been inspirational in midfield since joining the club from Bloemfontein Celtic in the off-season reiterated his managers' sentiments and feels all attention needs to be placed on the Absa Premiership campaign.

"Very disappointing results, we're disappointed. We wanted to go to the next round but unfortunately it didn't happen," the Bafana Bafana international said. "We need to lift our heads and focus on the league now.

"It is very hard to play against them (Polokwane City). They can play quick one-twos. We missed a lot of chances in the first half, we also missed a penalty.

"We should have wrapped up the game in the first half it is just unfortunate we couldn't go to the next round."

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