Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic says
his side should have beaten Cape Town City rather being held to a draw had they been more clinical in front of goal.
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Goals from Augustine Mulenga and Innocent Maela put Bucs 2-0 up after only 25 minutes at the Orlando Stadium on Wednesday night.
But after Pirates missed a couple of decent opportunities to extend
their advantage, the Citizens hit back through two second half goals by
Ayanda Patosi to secure a 2-2 draw.
"We had the chance to bury the game and instead of burying the game
we allowed them to score that one goal that put us under an element of
pressure," Sredojevic said.
"It can show that 2-0 is the most dangerous score-line in the game of football.
"We had clear-cut chances to bury the game and to pull away from
them," he continued. "We had them on the hook, they went off the hook.
It is a lesson. On a score like 2-0, we have no time to be complacent,
to relax and to think that everything is our result.
"In this game you have no time to relax, you have no time to be complacent. We have learnt this lesson the hard way.
"We insisted at half time to by no means allow complacency but to
defend by possession, to defend by attacking, to score the third goal
and put the game beyond their reach."
The Serbia-born coach now takes his men into battle against Baroka FC
on the weekend and will be looking for a positive response.
"We need to go back to the drawing board, to pull up our shoes and
socks and prepare for Saturday's game. We cannot cry about this. We must
put it behind us."