Absa Premiership

Micho pleased with Buccaneers reponse after Supersport loss

2019-02-25 13:10
Fadlu Davids and Milutin Sredojevic
Fadlu Davids and Milutin Sredojevic (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic was satisfied with the way his side bounced back from their defeat to Supersport United midweek after thrashing Amazulu at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

Pirates claimed an emphatic 4-1 home win over Usuthu even though the visitors grabbed an early lead through Jabulani Ncobeni in the 12th minute.

The Buccaneers though roared back with goals by Kudakwashe Mahachi, Luvuyo Memela, Justin Shonga and Ben Motshwari to seal an impressive victory.

It was the perfect response by the Soweto club after they fell to 1-0 home loss against Supersport on Wednesday and Sredojevic was pleased with the ability to put the last game behind them.

Sredojevic told Supersport TV after the win against Amazulu: "Living on the philosophy; when it’s bad do not give up and when it’s good do not fly. We're aware that on Wednesday we were on the opposite - the losing side.

"It was a good medicine in preparation for this match because we believe we don't have a footballing problem but a mental problem.

"After the setback on Wednesday, today we answered well from the start. However, against the run of play due to one turnover we got punished."

The visiting team's early goal could have rocked Pirates but the Soweto giants kept their composure and found a way back into the game.

Sredojevic continued: "We didn't lose our heads, we answered with a quick equaliser and two more goals that have in any way set the tone.

"In the second half we thought we should not defend by defending because when you defend against a team that is attacking like the opponent, we want to defend by possessing."

 

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