Absa Premiership

Micho: Only missing factor was goals

2018-11-12 10:05
Milutin Sredojevic
Milutin Sredojevic (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic likened the goalless draw with Mamelodi Sundowns to a game of chess, as the title rivals could not be separated on Saturday.

The point gained at Loftus Versfeld took the Buccaneers three points clear of Bidvest Wits at the top of the Premiership table and extended their unbeaten run to nine games.

Sredojevic felt the result was a fair reflection of proceedings given the tight nature and admitted the only missing ingredient to an otherwise enthralling encounter was goals.

Speaking to the press after the match, 'Micho' said: "We wanted to win, they wanted to win. We had a reinforced defence, they had a reinforced defence. It has been a game where both teams gave everything.

"Unfortunately, the only missing factor for both supporters, we didn't score the goal. But I believe it is a fair result looking at everything that happened.

"I want to give credit to [my] technical team, the players have applied themselves to perfection the way they were supposed to play against Mamelodi Sundowns. It was like chess.

"It was very important that we brought on fresh legs of (Augustine) Mulenga, it was very important that we put on (Thabo) Qalinge for the tired legs of (Vincent) Pule.

"We could not defend by defending but defend by attacking. And in the end, we practically closed the shop by putting Figo [Linda Mntambo] in a three-man midfield.

"I believe it was a good competitive game with the only missing factor being goals."

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Sunday, 20 January 2019
SuperSport United v Bloemfontein Celtic, Lucas Moripe Stadium 15:30
Polokwane City v Wits, Old Peter Mokaba Stadium 15:30
Tuesday, 22 January 2019
Highlands Park v Mamelodi Sundowns, Makhulong Stadium 19:30
Orlando Pirates v Baroka FC, Orlando Stadium 19:30
Friday, 01 February 2019
Wits v Maritzburg United, Bidvest Stadium 20:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

After slow starts to their respective 2018/19 Absa Premiership campaigns, who will finish the season ranked higher?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.